Design studio with David Eugin Moon, Spring 2016
Inspired by the early twentieth-century shipping gantries, which transported goods between trains and ships, the contemporary library is reimagined as an infrastructure that facilitates the movement of information between the physical and digital realms. The metal structure beneath the library allows for large-scale digital documentation (3D scanning) and fabrication, which could be used to construct the library itself. Openings in the library floor allow the mechanical system to extend into the interior space, prompting a programmatic dialogue between each library pod and function of the space below it. The result is a linear series of connected yet self-contained worlds, constructed sequentially and adapting to the changing needs of the community over time.