Is a school a to place or a from a place?
: It is a question ı haven’t quite decided yet
But it is an awful thing to ask for yourself
When you plan a school
Do you say that you will have seen seminar rooms
Or is it something that somehow has the quality
Of being places in which you are inspired?
To somehow talk there,
And to receive a kind of feeling of talk;?
Could there be those spaces which have a fireplace?
There could be a gallery, instead of a corridor.
The gallery is really the classroom of the students,
Where the boy who didn’t quite get what the teacher said
Could talk to another boy,
A boy who seems to have a different kind of ear,
And they both could understand.
Louis I. Kahn // Conversations with Students // p.24-25