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DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

Cultural Library on the corner of Chrystie Street and Grand Street, Downtown Manhattan, NY.

Concept:

By analyzing flowers, their structure, pattern, color and leaves, new tessellation geometries are used
through the building ranging from the design of the columns to the design of bookshelves. Patterns
laid lightly on the ground dictate the organization of study carrels, bookshelves, computer stations
and group work spaces. Structure is reliant on 6 inner columns and thus the fritted glass facade is
suspended by cables. On the roof, another application of the geometry is used as permeable pavement,
introducing a green roof for reading.

Design: