The (other) Shed
The (other) Shed is a project about the role of specificity in architecture when designing for public space with a shifting identity and purpose. Rather than being about temporality and changeability, this project strives to create permanence and stability while leaving room for an evolution of program and activity to occur; a condition best described as fixed, but flexible.
In a proposal for a branch library in Rockaway Beach, Queens this architectural and social inquiry is explored through the strategic deployment of built-in furniture. Inside a long, continuous open space highly specific as well as generic activities play out simultaneously without traditional separations. Constructed through a self-similar language of benches, tables and planes with simple shapes and materials this ensemble can be read either as a series of staged environments or as a collective landscape of figures meant to inspire multiple forms of interaction and inhabitation.
Faculty Advisor: Monica Ponce de Leon