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Flow in the library setting

Flow in the library setting

Daniel Gil

[…] Interior flow is one of those intangibles that many times does not receive sufficient attention in the design and planning of library buildings. We often focus on the materials, furniture, textures, environment, air conditioning, heating and ventilation…They are material elements that can be improved through easy intervention; there exists a sufficient catalogue of commercial options to be able to select the best possible form.

Notwithstanding, there are intangible elements that must be considered in the design of a library: from the sensations the library produces, to the manner we move about within. It is here then, that we must speak about the interior flow; something that can make the difference between a useful library, and one that is not.

We can examine the library’s interior flow from two perspectives, although they are narrowly related. […]