Intention: to edit out the traditionally numbing characteristics of the library
Process: removal of confining and monotonous stacks, addition of a light infusion, recreation of the carrel, readoption of literature as a public art
Spaces: simply, the collective and the individual.
spaces encourage public and poetry readings, story-telling, gathering in
the style of an agora. Workshop
spaces for the re-education or relearning of creativity.
Individual spaces are tight and introverted. There is a reinvigoration and reinterpretation of the carrel. Furniture is an overwhelming aspect of the space. The collection is interspersed throughout these spaces so as to stimulate some perusal and exploration of the spaces.
Necessities: reception area, circulation area, staff spaces, janitorial spaces.