As a class we traveled to Boston where we were able to study a given location. This location is used as a setting for a hypothetical design project for the remainder of the semester. Below is the process of my study and design.
Conceptual Light Study. How geometry can affect the quality of light. Private verses Public. Materials: Basswood.
Conceptual Research: Relation to nearby public park, pedestrian flow, functional arrangement, formal study.
Concept: The function of storing traditional books will become a large mass to help support the library’s public space. The other public spaces will then wrap up, in, and around the secure library.
By having the core of knowledge held in the stacks of the library, it was able to separate and access both private study space and open public study spaces. As seen in the image below, the left colored image shows the private space in comparison to the public space. This concept draws back to the initial study of geometry and light. The section on the right is a continuous section of the public space that wraps around the library; including the cafe, the public entrance to the library, and the theater.
A floor plan diagram + functional diagram.
A photo collage of the public library viewable from the nearby public park.
Professor: Ulrike Passe