At UBC there is a change that occurs when one walks inside. While one is outside they are connected to the world. There is nature and beauty surrounding them. Then you step inside and it all changes. Narrow hallways are common. The temperature is obviously controlled. The walls are stark white, as is the ceiling. The carpet or lino of the floor is a sharp contrast to the bright colours outside. There are windows, but they tend to be small and barred, as though the room is afraid of being too influenced by the outside world. At UCFV one could walk in and out of buildings without loosing the warmness of natural light. Without loosing the warmth of colour. The walls are not white. The carpets and lino is not designed to be as far from nature as possible. There is a connection. We seem to be only one step ahead of SFU here. At least the outside is pretty, even if the inside is awful.
Varying Shades of Beige?
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