Finished my design for a new entrance for the Children’s Department at the library. A little fantasy and tiny touches, such as a slightly over-size door, fanciful handle to acommodate different heights, and the “Please have your passport ready” at child-eye level to help create the sense of adventure reading provides. The oversize books also add to the fantasy feel. And the mural of a young girl who’s hair becomes birds show the freedom of imagination. The lighting is bright through the tree to cast dappled sunlight and soft below to feel like a forest floor. The school-house lights at the different levels carry the academic into the fantasy. There is no ceiling to this space as it is mearly a divider. The tree continues into the main reading room and above the walls of the entrance.
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