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The Louvre, Paris
Louvre is the world’s most-visited art museum, with a collection that spans work from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century. With a lot of historic stories, the architecture of this museum offers a lot different ways to perceive its form and environment.
The museum is filled with artefacts, antiquities, art from all around the world and it is famous for the diverse variety it offers. As a museum space, there is a sense of discipline, a proper decorum as well as the feeling becomes more focused on history and art. The intellect comfort is attained here because the space offers a kind of knowledge. Physical comfort however, is low. There is no space that allows a person to rest or be in a place for a long period of time. There is no natural ventilation
Which can make a compact space stuffy. But the skylight allows a lot of ambient light to enter the space and the height of the museum gives a sense of openness, it’s more breathable and free.
Since this is a Museum, It portrays a formal setting. Silence is maintained, a route is followed, people pause and move and these aspects are important in such a setting. The amount of time that people can spend in such a space is limited, thus socialising here is limited. Whereas the outside space is very active, people stay for a longer time, they eat, click photographs, in the case of events they attend it etc.
The five aspects, Legibility, Occupiability, Penetrability, Possesibility and sociability are lenses through which we read the spaces and analyse every part of the structure.
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