Assignment V – Project 03 Library Reflection

Assignment V - Project 03 Library Reflection
  • To start off project 3 we as a class went to study & analyze the site given to us in many ways to incorporate the outside vs inside forces that enforce our design towards the library. While keeping the site in mind I worked with space of the site to give me a reference of how big my indoor spaces need to be. Also with there being a structural grid throughout the project this made the project more challenging for me. Manipulating the grid in a way that can define spaces through the structure gave me more of a understanding of how structural columns can play a role in how slabs connect and reinforce each other. I got very good feedback accompanied by some great advice for most of my future projects which was to never forget about the structural grid and always understand how spaces relate not just to the inside but also to the outside forces of the site. Taking in everything I learned in this project, I will recollect all the advice given to me and continue to apply the design processes I learned this summer semester for future tasks.

Assignment Q – Selected Final Parti

Assignment Q - Selected Final Parti

CON1 Program

  • For my final library composition I selected the first configuration because of the unique placement of spaces that allows me to manipulate the structure as a whole to give me an advantage in many ways. First would have to be the location of the entryway which is visible to the public from a distance while also allowing me to position a main staircase near the area of the lobby. In addition with the rotated reading structure above, it gives the library not just a great perspective view put also gives the people in the interior a better view as well from both west and east sides. Furthermore in the ground floor with the cafe area being a public space, I can work with the plaza outside making the area a great relaxation spacious area from both inside the structure & outside of it.

Assignment M – Library Modules + Digital

Assignment M - Library Modules + Digital

Entry Lobby:

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  • One of the main spaces were people can ask questions in the front desk and transition to other floors when necessary. Lobby space can also influence a main staircase of circulation among this room. Being that this space is the front there can be a twist of design on the front facade of the structure to allow light inside in a unique way.

Research Space:

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  • Research room should be a space that should be associated with the building in a public type of aspect. When people enter the space to me, there should be a way to move them through this space or to captivate the people inside. Meanwhile keeping apertures available when needed depending on solar orientation.

Reading Space:

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  • The main space of a library because of the spacious feel to the room upon entering. Being that this room is enormous, most of the people will be found here when reaching this floor. Having many ways of circulation in this floor will be key to the design of the space. Also designed to give out great views from the east & west with the manipulation of apertures.

Children’s Library Space:

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  •  Almost following the big main reading space the children’s library is more of a calm feeling space that allows for there to be a straight forward means of circulation. Accompanied by the quiet room in the middle to avoid the noise pollution that comes from the outside. Then apertures are put near the area were the children will sit around in groups to avoid the natural light from destroying the books at the bookshelf’s.

Staff Space:

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  • This is more of a space were it is a private room excluded from the other areas because of the room function being that mostly the employees around the library will be able to access this area. There should still be apertures of the facade that will need to be open upon analysis.

Back of House:

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  • The back of house should be noticeable to the public and accessible really fast when necessary. Also should be one of the first room on the main floor because if someone wants to just use the bathroom it should be easy to spot upon enter probably on a back area with signs leading to this space.

Community Space:

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  • Still included as one of the main floor which provide a way for people to relax when reaching this space. There should be apertures but alongside that also thresholds leading to the outside to manipulate the plaza that is given to us to utilize.