Children learn from everything that
they come in contact with. The didactic intention of The Messy Artist space
supports the learning mission. Fabric ductwork expands and
contracts and the mechanical system runs through its cycles. Lighting of varied
types and intensities respond to the ambient lighting needs of the space.
The ceiling structure of the space is exposed to view and the life safety systems are
clearly visible. The floor is dark near the windows and progressively lighter as you get into the space. All this
is done to help children understand how the environment works in a subtle,