31 December 2008
DESCRIPTION: The initial criteria for this project was to design a library for architectural scholars using wood as the celebrated material. Drawing inspiration from interviews with actual librarians, my aim was to create an open interior that would foster interpersonal connections throughout he space. The bookcases and study carrells are placed in the pockets between the deep wood columns, creating a grand atrium in the center space. The wood siding creates a rhythmic pattern on the exterior that corresponds with the bookcases on the interior. The concrete base is cast from wood forms built from the same wood as the siding. The impression of this wood remains; concrete is the ghost of wood construction.