This was truly a treat to for feng shui experts and enthusiasts alike. Why? Because this building has been fused with the principles of feng shui and Silver LEED certification during the developmental process.
Snøhetta—based in Oslo and New York City—was the library’s lead designer. The style is minimalist, open and airy allowing natural light to flood into the building, sided with engineering technology to keep out excess heat and sun radiation
The Hunt Library's executive architect was Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L), a North Carolina firm responsible for some of the most memorable buildings in the state. In 2013, PBC+L merged with Clark Nexsen, which was ranked #11 that year on the "Architect 50" list of top U.S. architecture firms published by ARCHITECT magazine. - www.lib.ncsu.edu/huntlibrary/facts
Meet Rob the Robot who sorts and delivers library books to partons
Free tours are given throughout the week on the NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Either you could show up for a "walk-in" tour or make a reservation with a group.
Much of the library has a very minimal design, along with color coordinated areas to help make navigation easier. Think of this library as "Wework," which offers students various film and musical recording studios, meeting rooms, use of public computer, printers and fax machines, small lecture areas for professors and students to utilize and so much more.
Looking at this space from a feng shui perspective, you can see the immediate indications of curved furniture design with the bookshelves to the sitting arrangements, shapes of desks at the cubicals and design refrence of plant-like overhead "shelids." It is appreant with the over all open layout and color coordination throughout the space that moves your eyes (energy) througout. There is even a balance between hard and soft textures.
There is so much more, yet instead of me showing you through pictures, I strongly recommend exploring this library in person, whether you are a local or visiting. At the end of the 1 hour tour, be sure to treat yourself to some homemade NC State Ice Cream from their local farm!