THIRD PRIZE: 2013 national competition project | Library Redesign #027

To renovate and redesign my school's library at 5th floor center section of brooklyn tech. The current library at my school have many problems such as large amount of books that are never checked out, therefore gather large amounts of dust in the library. Not enough computers for students to properly do their researches

We are living in a new era of technologies, machines and advance electricanical products. Books are essentials for students to get accurate and detailed information for students. But the definition of books may have been changed for the last few years. From research, students have i-phone, ipads, nook and other electronical devices will more likely to look up information with their phone instead of opening an actual paper book.
Electronical books are becoming more and more popular with the younger audiences. Library all have multiple computers for students and researchers to look up and access quick infromation online.
Over all, the school library is a place for students to study, research and learn. The school library provide an environment that they may not have at home or any other places.

In progress

Two of the biggest problems that I find high school libraries are facing right now are providing study area for students with different needs and also its integration into the new technological era.

Two possible solutions that I have came up with for the library design solutions are adding a second floor balcony or I can increase the amount of computers in the library seeing how we are currently in a computer era.

Here is the final design of the library I have came up with. The design include a clear center path to easy access flow and passage for traveling. It also have a balcony, creating more sitting areas in the library to allow more students to access it.

At this stage is when I started playing with the lighting in the library by placing different...
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This is a section view of the private study room for students. I believe that this is a simple...
section view to show some of the relationship between the first floor and the balcony floor. The...
I removed all the desk and chairs from the center of the library to show that there is a large...
A reflective ceiling plan to show the final lights I put in.
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interior shot
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A picture of current exsisting Brooklyn Tech library when it is empty.
A picture of current Brooklyn library from a different angle. Look it is a kid! We are totally kid...
A picture of a modern library as inspiration.
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Kids using computers at an exsisting library.
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more computer on round desks.
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glass curtain wall
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pics of my inspiration
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One of the early sketches I did of how I imagined the library to looked like. It is a lay out of a...
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These were some of the questions I have asked myself and other students/ teachers around the school...
A little more detailed sketch of different ideas I had for the library. Using column as a book...
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This is when I gave the thought of adding a second floor/balcony to the library. I liked this a...
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book shelf
table
bubble diagram
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This a rendering of my library from revit.
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This a rendering of my library from revit.
Private Study rooms- I included a few private study rooms to allow students to study in small...
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By adding a giant translucent glass wall instead of windows not only increases its architectural...
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First floor- Shows an extremely easy to understand organizing system allowing students and...
2nd floor plan – In the balcony plan I included small tables and chairs for students to study alone...
section plan- In this plan you can see that there are two levels to this library, the first floor...
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