Columbia GSAPP 2016
Professor: Stella Betts (LEVENBETTS)
This project represents a library design located at 560 Fulton St. in Brooklyn. The site is at a major intersection, made by layers of retail, housing, and a small public hard scape park.
The studio takes on an emphasis of light and process of modeling and photography for making a taxonomy of spaces. The difference between public space, private space and infrastructure are challenged in the context of a public library; an ever-changing city institution. Light can focus, and illuminate and at the same time create hierarchy between spaces. Large-scale light and circulation wells make up the organizational logic of the library, where layers of reading rooms, storage, and projection rooms gather around the wells and receive light from the top.