Reframing Library Architecture
Reframing Library Architecture is a heavily illustrated synthesis of my research into library design (conducted for my 2014 M.Arch thesis). It only takes about 20-40min to read due to the extensive use of diagrams. The book takes a critical look at library architecture, situating it historically, analyzing how it functions as a communications medium, and proposing a future trajectory.
What sort of design best serves the ethos of the public library? What does the built library communicate to its users, and how does that communication work? How can its spaces adjust to—and thrive in—a digitally augmented age? The research sought to answer these questions while proposing design strategies that responded to them.