Architectural Design: First Year Project 3

Project Description

This project proposes an evolution of a building type threatened by extinction in the digital age. While traditionally the library functioned as a repository, the future library must become a place of communal activity that provides a multiplicity of experiences and education. The exterior articulates an angular landscape, inviting play and athletic activity. The interior is a series of interconnected library volumes, envisioned as a mutation of the Beaux Arts library ideal. Figural poche mediates the difference between faceted exterior and orthogonal interior, as well as establishes a third architectural force. The poche provides secluded spaces and houses library services as well as breaks to connect the athletic exterior and academic interior, prompting a mix of program and activities.