Scientific American

How rooms and architecture affect mood and creativity

May 2, 2009

How rooms and architecture affect mood and creativity

Jonas Salk claimed that it wasn’t until he left his basement lab in the States and went to clear his head in a monastery in Assisi that he was able to solve the puzzle of polio.

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Selgas Cano architecture office, by Iwan Baan

Selgas Cano architecture office, by Iwan Baan

Selgas Cano is a Spanish architecture firm, and this long glass tube in a little wooded ravine is the Madrid office they’ve built for themselves. The shutters over the clear roof are retractable (see the photo of the pulleys at bottom). 

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