Page 1

8

informative platform(s): the new public library studio projects


8

informative platform(s): the new public library studio projects

Étienne-Louis Boullée, “Deuxieme projet pour la Bibliotheque du Rois”, c.1785


Informative Platform(s): the new public library

The Library embodies one of the last true public and open institutions in cities today. At the same time, as new media and technologies redefine traditional modes of learning, books tend to become an “old kind of software”. As information is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and available even in the most remote places, the role of the library is radically shifting from that of a physical depository of books into an informative, flexible platform that can provide other, new services for the promotion of knowledge but also fun. With or without books, libraries are gradually turning into reconfigurable places of gathering whose main activities aspire to be embedded into the local communities which they serve.

Informative platform(s): the Library Index. Boston, 2011

The experimental nature of this studio explored these new possibilities through the design of a medium-sized library as an architectural device able to host a variety of new learning activities and events. By viewing the library as an urban piece of “upgradeable hardware”, one can deermine the types of future “software” it will be able to host. In doing so, one can study the synergies created by the juxtaposition of different programmatic and spatial configurations in order to synthesize an integrated, multi-functional, gathering environment.


The studio consisted of two main aspects: research and design (Project A & Project B). Both projects resulted into two different, collective project books. Through the two main projects and smaller assignments students got to know and utilize a broad spectrum of tools that are integral to the architectural design process at different stages. The different assignments involved critical thinking, scholarly research, reading, discussing, writing, diagramming, model making, drawing, content editing, presenting, revising and epublishing among others. The final architectural product consists of and was informed by these processes.

Informative platform(s): the studio blog

Short but substantial reflections of the readings were posted on the studio blog (http://informativeplatforms.blogspot.com/) before each class, in order to ready to engage into a critical discussion. The purpose of the blog was to promote collective thinking on common issues but also act as a cross section of the studio process – an architect has to be always ready to describe and present his or her most current material or work in progress in a clear and engaging manner. Regular online postings, comments on co-students’ work and updates with material from the design process were a significant part of the studio.


Michael Kubo, Publishing Practices—Book Survey, Pinkcomma Gallery, Boston, September 2009


Contents

Intro: Informative Platform(s): the new public library Contents 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

Projects: Darice Cadriel Michael Hamilton Braden Hunter Maryna Medvinsky Evan Mullen Christine Reinders Matthew Schexnyder Laura Wolf Colophon


Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

DARICE CADRIEL BAC • Spring 2011


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

SITE : 633 CENTRE ST

• JAMAICA PLAIN, MA • 02130

PROMOTE COMMUNITY AND ACCESSIBILITY: •  support local organizations and facilities by making  them accessible to the general public.

PROPOSED

ex. footlight club will act as the public meeting space for  larger meetings, performances and community events •  schedules, calendars and contact information for local  businesses and organizations found at the public library

EXISTING

FACILITY WILL HOLD PUBLIC/COMMUNITY EVENTS: •  roof deck and outdoor area will be the new home  of the weekly farmer’s market •  children’s art classes will be held on second floor. (due to closing of Aggaziz School JP campus closure)

CENTRE ST.

(currently takes place in Bank of America parking lot)

GR

EEN

ST.

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

SITE : 633 CENTRE ST

• JAMAICA PLAIN, MA • 02130

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

STUDIES : HOURS OF OPERATION & SUN EXPOSURE

hours of operation diagram illustrates the activities directly surrounding the site throughout the day.

sun studies show the condition of the outdoor space throughout the year.

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY

SITE w/ PROGRAM

how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

•  

                         

PROGRAM INCLUDES : •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • 

bookstacks young adult section audio visual w/ listening stations periodicals spanish section children’s area computer classroom w/ printing services classroom quiet area tutoring group study soft seating lounge area public roof deck admin/staff

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

PROGRAM DIAGRAMS

entry/exit circulation public private

admin/staff computer/classes stacks/audio visual

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLANS

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

BUILDING SECTIONS

SECTION A

SECTION B

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

COLLAGES & INTERIOR STUDIES

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

COLLAGES &VIEWS

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

MATERIAL STUDIES

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


INFORMATIVE PLATFORM(S): THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY how can the design of a public building help to anchor a community in transition?

FINAL DESIGN

BAC • Spring 2011 • Darice Cadriel


Michael Hamilton


Shap-

ing

Environment

the


EXISTING CONDITIONS


SHAPE


STRUCTURE


PROGRAM


CIRCULATION


MID-REVIEW TROUBLE

...the shape needs to be adapted to accomodate the needs of the adjacent and interior spaces.


COMPETING FORCES

_ Original Shape

=

+ Rear Pleating

Front Expansion

Final Shape


PLEATING


INTERIOR ACCOMODATION


FINAL MODEL


FINAL SECTION


FINAL PROGRAM


Braden Hunter


BRADEN HUNTER SPRING 2011 BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE


LIBRARY DESIGN BRADEN HUNTER

SPRING 2011


LIBRARY DESIGN BRADEN HUNTER

SPRING 2011


LIBRARY DESIGN BRADEN HUNTER

SPRING 2011

THANK YOU


Maryna Medvinsky


SITE - EXISTING CONDITIONS

N


SITE - ELEVATIONS STUDY

400'

150' SITE

35'

EAST ELEVATION

300'

100' SITE

WEST ELEVATION

35'


DESIGN CONCEPT

1 - ISOLATE

2 - UNITE

3 - SEPARATE

LEVEL 3

> 30 MINUTES

LEVEL 2

30 MINUTES

LEVEL 1

15 MINUTES


SUN STUDIES

8AM

12PM

5PM

8AM

12PM

5PM

MARCH 20

JUNE 21

SEPTEMBER 22

DECEMBER 21


DESIGN CONCEPT


DESIGN CONCEPT

BUILDING OUTLINE - SCHEME # 1

BUILDING OUTLINE - SCHEME # 2

EXISTING ENTRANCES

BUILDING OUTLINE - SCHEME # 3

BUILDING OUTLINE - SCHEME # 4

MAIN LIBRRAY LEVEL

MAIN LIBRRAY LEVEL

MAIN LIBRRAY LEVEL

ELEVATOR CORE ELEVATOR CORE CAFETERIA

LOBBY / COFFEE / NEW BOOKS

LOBBY / COFFEE / NEW BOOKS

PROGRAM OUTLINE - SCHEME # 1

LOBBY / NEW BOOKS

PROGRAM OUTLINE - SCHEME # 2

PROGRAM OUTLINE - SCHEME # 3

LOBBY / COFFEE

BOOKS

PUBLIC SPACE BOOK STACKS

OPEN TO BELOW (ELEVATOR CORE)

INFORMATION DESK / CIRCULATION

READING AREA

LOBBY / COFFEE

FLOOR PLANES

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2


DESIGN CONCEPT

ACCESS POINTS

PATHS


DESIGN CONCEPT

BOOKS DISPLAY

BOOKS DISPLAY

BOOKS DISPLAY


PLANS

BOOK SHELVES

STAFF/ SERVICE AREAS

CIRCULATION DESK

PD RAM

N

LOUNGE

TECHNOLOGY CENTER

LEVEL 3

N PD RAM

PRINTING CENTER

P UP RAM

M P

DN

GROUP MEETING AREA

RA

LEVEL 2

27

BOOK STORAGE

MEETING ROOM

AV ROOM

OFFICES

P UP RA M

CIRCULATION DESK

P DN RA M

CAFETERIA

LEVEL 1


CIRCULATION

A

ENTRANCE ON FEDERAL ST

LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3

B

B

EXISTING SITE (PARKING LOT)

ENTRANCE ON DEVONSHIRE ST

A


CONCEPT

GLASS CEILING OPAQUE CEILING GLASS CURTAIN WALL


GLASS

PRECENDENT

FEDERAL ST ENTRANCE

CIRCULATION

PARKING LEVELS

GLAZED CEILING

LOWER CEILING

BOOKS CURTAIN WALL

DEVONSHIRE ST ENTRANCE

PARK

SECTION

PARKING GARAGE


STRUCTURE EXISTING STRUCTURE ASSEMBLY

BUILDING ON TOP OF THE EXISTING STRUCTURE

NEW STRUCTURE

CONCRETE BEAMS

NEW STEEL COLUMNS TRANSFER MAT EXISTING STRUCTURE

EXISTING CONCRETE COLUMNS

LOAD TRANSFER


CIRCULATION


Evan Mullen


open source digital information social infrastructure

source credibility

informative platforms studio evan mullen


PROGRAM: Exhibit Hall Auditorium Group Activity Instruction Labs Mixed Media Labs Administration Habitable Circulation


SOLAR ANALYSIS

SITE DIAGRAM/SOLAR STUDY scale: 1”=100’

TEXTURES MAPPING


USER GROUPS

LOCAL USER GROUPS scale: 1”=100’

SITE SECTION

institution

general public

resident


PRECEDENT FORM STUDY

Seattle Public Library

Voids On Site

Adjacent Buildings

Sendai Mediateque

Biblioteca Central de Brabante

University Library of Kosovo


CONCEPT MODEL


ATMOSPHERIC COLLAGE STUDY


CONCEPT TRANSLATION


ITERATIVE PLANS/AXON

LOWER FLOOR PLAN

presentation

MIDDLE FLOOR PLAN

entrance

UPPER FLOOR PLAN

group work areas

individual work areas


ITERATIVE SECTIONS

B A

B

A

VERTICAL / TWO-WAY FRAME

B A

SECTION A-A

B

A

TRUSS

B A

B

SECTION B-B A


EXPLORATORY STRUCTURE SECTIONS


CONTINIOUS CIRCULATION SEQUENCE

CONTINIOUS CIRCULATION SEQUENCE CIRCULATION

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECOND FLOOR PLAN

THIRD FLOOR PLAN

SCALE: 1/32”=1’

SCALE: 1/32”=1’

SCALE: 1/32”=1’

AXONOMETRIC CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

CONTINUOUS CIRCULATION ROUTE

AXONOMETRIC CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

BUILDING SECTION SCALE: 1/16”=1’

CONTINIOUS CIRCULATION SEQUENCE

AXONOMETRIC CIRCULATION DIAGRAM

PRIMARY HORIZONTAL PRIMARY VERTICAL PRIMARY DIAGONAL USER APPROACH


FLOOR PLANS

BUILDING SECTION B

Jun. 21

Dec. 21


MATERIALS


THIRD FLOOR PLAN


SECOND FLOOR PLAN


FIRST FLOOR PLAN


BUILDING SECTION AA


SPATIAL SECTION


SPATIAL SECTION


THIRD FLOOR PLAN/AXON


Christine Reinders


BOSTON PRO-ARTS CONSORTIUM LIBRARY Promoting Collaborative Creativity Among 6 Boston Arts Schools

Christine Reinders


Library Program Audio / Visual Practice & Recording Rooms

Studio Space Drafting / Drawing

Shared Areas GALLERY CAFE GARDEN AUDITORIUM BOOK STACKS GROUP STUDY ROOMS TECHNICAL MEDIA (DATABASES) (D COPY CENTER (SCANNING, PRINTING)

Shared Areas GALLERY CAFE GARDEN AUDITORIUM BOOK STACKS GROUP STUDY ROOMS TECHNICAL MEDIA (DATABASES) (D COPY CENTER (SCANNING, PRINTING)

Pro Arts Library “Promoting the Inter-connectivity of the Arts in Boston”


Figure Ground Site Study


Massing Designs


Idea Board

Site Gesture - Massing Atmosphere Collage


Library Precedents

Structural Precedent Peckham Library London, UK Cantilevered Truss and structural steel columns.

Precedent “Public Space for Collaboration� REX Architecture Kortrijk Library, Kortijk Belgium

Circulation Precedent - Jusieu Library Paris France Circulation through the building to move upward


Shadow Studies

Preliminary Designs Site Access

April 10am


Program and Space Planning

Structural Concept Preliminary Design


Preliminary Design Model

Circulation Concept Model

Gallery Level - Ground Level

Auditorium Main Level - Street Level Main Collection - Second Level

Group Study - Third Level


Storage & Staff

Gallery Mechanical

Ground Level


WC

Auditorium

Street Level

Circulation Desk


Admin

Second Level

Main Collection & Computer Terminals


Studio Spaces Group Study

Deck

Deck

Third Level


Section 1 (Facing North)


Section 2 (Facing East)


Curtain Wall Precedents

Curtain Wall Grid - Peckham Library Shigeru Ban Naken House Kawagoe

Hiroyuki Arima MA Studio & Gallery Fukoaka


School Usage Though all program spaces are multi-purpose and are designed to be utilized by all six schools in a collaborative way, some spaces that have unique uses are focused slightly more toward one program.


Matthew Schexnyder


boston media library informative platform(s) proposal by matthew schexnyder


situating the self-organizing collection

characteristics

? structured environment massive collection outdated organization low-tech low stimulation poor access

guided environment micro collection self-organization new-tech varied stimulation open access

non-structured environment infinite collection no organization low-tech excessive stimulation poor access


‘We know there are some things we do not know.’

‘gaps’ in the collection


tracking

organizing technologies

retrieving

displaying


self-organized collection


information search and display


information redistribution

storage bpl print

digital collection

bpl print

digital collection bml free bml print recycle

annual increase


transforming information delivery model

structu red en viro massiv e colle nment ct outdat ed org ion anizatio low-tec n h low stim u poor a lation ccess

guided e micro c nvironment ollectio n self-org anized new te ch varied stimula tio open a ccess n

?


aerial view


shape

notching

maximum footprint

pushing/pulling

blocks

holes

shards

courtyard

segments

surface


bml courtyard natural light program loop total program surface area

n


section


slab design dense mesh geometry typical at areas of slab curvature

structural mesh structural mesh generated by curvature analysis of slab

more uniform mesh geometry typical at ‘flat’ areas

walkable gradients curvature analysis of slab based on walkable gradients


slab/program relationships

library contours contours generated from walkable gradient analysis

5’

+

4’

1’

+

+

1’

+

3’

+ 10’

+

0’

+

program platforms

reading room

media/visualization areas of useable floor area dedicated to specific program

+

+

event space

+

book valley

+

free collection

+

cafe/reading room

+

interactive

+


plan and elevation

floorplan 1 interactive entrance floor-display terminals/staff counter

4

+

5

6

+

+

3

+

2 free collection mobile stacks reading areas

2

+

3 book valley staff area book corrals restrooms mechanical emergency exits 4 reading room ‘quiet area’ mobile stacks multi-use area 5 media/visualization reconfigurable media media search and display digital archiving 6 event space step seating curtain enclosure mobile stacks storage emergency exits 7 cafe/reading room

1

7

+

+ entrance


program re-organization


self-organizing program


overlapping areas


view from cafe


interactive ‘floor light’


structure

roof shell

enamelled glass

post /diagonal bracing

shell slab

deck

substructure


preliminary analysis - critical regions


shell slab modifications

chamfered inside corners of final shell slab designed to reduce critical region

final shell design

preliminary shell design


view from roadway below


sound shapes site (site shapes sound) sound dispersion from 0 - 2 sec

10ms traffic source approx 80 dB, freq 1200 Hz at 8’ above the ground

200ms sound “fills” the site

direct

useful

border

echo

reverb

masked


sound escapes site (and returns)

direct

useful

border

echo

reverb

masked


sound escapes site (and returns) sound dispersion from 0 - 2 sec contours of the proposed floor slab allow some continued interaction between street and sub-surface

shape reduces echo at street level but allows interaction with sub-surafce environment

b

o

yl s

to

n

st

shape holds reverb within the “courtyard� limiting its encroachment at street level

m

as

sa

ch

us

et

ts

av

e


boylston street side


conceptual relationship to street


boston media library entrance


Laura Wolf


2011

BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE HEALTH + SCIENCE CENTER

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


SITE Cambridge Museum of Science

Boston

2011

Massachusetts General Hospital

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011

PRECEDENT

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011 MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011 MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011

CONCEPT

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


PROGRAM

SCIENCE MUSEUM

AZA L P

CA E

G ID

CAF

M BR

O ERI T X

E

S

ER NT CE

PLAZA

W

KS

VIEWS

P

ST AC

VI E

2011

T STO

R CIRCULAT IO N IB EXH IT/I

E

M E DIA

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms

UM O RI DIT AU

CIRCULATION

IT HIB EX on ati str

O NF

Adm ini


Entrance

Exhibit Space

Media Center

Entrance

Exhibit Space

2011

Entrance

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011

FORM

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011

SITE PLAN

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


FLOORPLANS

A

B

2011

Ground Floor

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011

Second Floor

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011

Third Floor

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


SECTIONS

2011

Section A

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


A B

2011

Section B

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


Exhibit Cafe

Library Admin

Library Admin

2011

Circ/Ref

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms

Circ/Ref Exhibit/Reading Area


2011 MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


STRUCTURE 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

12

11

10

2011

9

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011

SCENES

MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011 MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011 MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


2011 MAY

laurawolf | M. Arch. Boston Arch. College Informative Platforms


Colophon

Copyright disclaimer

informative platform(s): the new public library

All material, plans, diagrams, illustrations produced for this catalog are copyright of the authors and the Boston Architectural College.

C2 advanced architecture studio Boston Architectural College, spring 2011 Instructor Evangelos Kotsioris Students Darice Cadriel Michael Hamilton Braden Hunter Maryna Medvinsky Evan Mullen Christine Reinders Matthew Schexnyder Laura Wolf 1st Edition Boston, May 2011

All original material, photos, plans, illustrations and texts and trademarks are copyright of their respective owners. This catalog was compiled for strictly educational reasons. It is not meant to be reproduced in any way without permission of the respective copyright owners.


C2 Advanced Architectural Studio Boston Architectural College Spring 2010 informativeplatforms.blogspot.com/ issuu.com/informativeplatforms/docs/library

the New Public Library  

Informative Platform(s): the new public library Studio Project Book Boston Architectural College, spring 2011

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you