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Design Pattern: Indoor-Outdoor Connection
 
 

Indoor-Outdoor Connection

Human beings are genetically engineered to be outdoor animals and the need to be connected to the outdoors is never stronger than when we are young.

Indoor-Outdoor Connection Every opportunity should be explored to create strong connections between indoor spaces and outdoor vistas and learning terraces.

To learn more, order The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools (Nair, Fielding)


Patterns

Traditional Classroom

Learning Studio

Learning Suite

Small Learning Community

Welcoming Entry

Student Display Space

Home Base and Individual Storage

Physical Fitness

Science Labs, Art Labs, and Life Skills Areas

Art, Music, Performance

Casual Eating Areas

Transparency

Interior and Exterior Vistas

Dispersed Technology

Indoor-Outdoor Connection

Furniture: Soft Seating

Flexible Spaces

Campfire Space

Watering Hole Space

Cave Space

Designing for Multiple Intelligences

Daylight and Solar Energy

Natural Ventilation

Full Spectrum Lighting

Sustainable Elements and Building as 3-D Text

Local Signature

Connected to the Community

Bringing It All Together

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