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SURFACE ROAD

HUDSON STREET

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1. Bathroom 2. Office 3. Mechanical Room 4. IT Closet 5. Book Binding Room 6. Egress Stairs 7. Elevator 8. Children’s Area 9. Circulation Desk 10. Online Catalog Workstation 11. Periodicals 12. Reshelving/Book Cart

1. Bathroom 2. Office 3. Mechanical Room 4. IT Closet 5. Book Binding Room 6. Egress Stairs 7. Elevator 8. Children’s Area 1

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SURFACE ROAD

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1. Bathroom 2. Office 3. Mechanical Room 4. IT Closet 5. Book Binding Room 6. Egress Stairs 7. Elevator 8. Children’s Area 9. Circulation Desk 10. Online Catalog Workstation 11. Periodicals 12. Reshelving/Book Cart 14. Multimedia 15. Auditorium 16. Conference Room 17. Community Classroom

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ENTRANCE & COMMUNITY SPACE GROUND FLOOR

OFFICE & CHILDREN’S SPACE UNDERGROUND LEVEL

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HUDSON STREET

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SECONDARY READING AREA SECOND FLOOR

GENERAL READING AREA FIRST FLOOR

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EDUCATION & MEETING FOURTH FLOOR

EVENT SPACE THIRD FLOOR

SOLIDS: ZONING & BOUNDARIES

DEFINING LINEAR & ORGANIC EDGE LONGITUDINAL SECTION 1

EAST ELEVATION

LONGITUDINAL SECTION 2

LONGITUDINAL SECTION 3

SPATIAL SEQUENCE

CHINATOWN BRANCH LIBRARY JASON WU

PRIMARY

CONTRACTION

EMERGENCE

HUDSON STREET SITE BOUNDARY

SECONDARY

SURFACE ROAD Ground Level

IMPLYING EDGE & BOUNDARY

HARD EDGE CREATING EDGE WITHIN URBAN FABRIC

SOFT EDGE

DEPRESSED GROUND CONDITION

DEFINING PATHWAYS

BOOKSTACK FORMATION STRATEGY

DIRECTING MOVEMENT

CREATING ZONES

GROUND & CEILING CONDITIONS STUDY

The site, located on the very edge of Chinatown between 16 Hudson Street and Surface Road, displays various interesting interactions between the buildings and the streets. One of the distinct themes of the project derived from the site is that of the interconnection between voids and solid spaces. This project focuses and experiments with how voids are defined through the articulation of solid spaces. Solid spaces can define voids as condensed and defined or expanded and diffused. The architecture goes through a process of shifting solid spaces and voids to create a sense of juxtapostion, a contradiction between the absence of solids and the presence of nothingness. As a result, a void sequence in the architecture is present.; aspects of emergence and contraction can be experienced. Moreover, the project also aims to juxtapose hard and soft edges as a means to define urban boundaries. The west elevation of the architecture aims to create an edge within the existing urban fabric whereas the east elevation acts as a non-object building that attempts to integrate with the organic flow of Surface Road.


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