Cusp

Node Summary

February 22nd, 2013 by Siera | Comments Off on Node Summary

Node Summary

My Node is about allowing for a person’s discovery through the use of transparency and screening. The structure of the node is made up of an all glass structure,  I used a fin system in which all mullions are glass as well.  This provides the highest level of transparency in the structure possible.  You are able to see all […]


Node Boards

February 21st, 2013 by Nerijus | Comments Off on Node Boards

Node Boards

   


A Well

February 21st, 2013 by Nerijus | Comments Off on A Well

A Well

Concept Statement: A well is an anchor and resource that roots a growing community.   Thesis Statement: The Library is a well that benefits the community. The proposed Fort-Point Channel Arts Library would anchor the evolving South Boston artists community by providing needed resources; collaborating with and promoting local artists, while infusing and reflecting upon […]


Concept Statement & Diagram

February 20th, 2013 by Ron | Comments Off on Concept Statement & Diagram

Concept Statement & Diagram

Concept Statement: Crossing the “mental threshold” of the analytical process would open the mind to knowledge. Thesis Statement:  Due to the reliance on the search engine, the need for crossing the “ mental threshold” is even greater. A mental threshold is a blockade that needs a trigger or an identifier moment to be broken. Once […]


Concept: Fluid

February 20th, 2013 by John | Comments Off on Concept: Fluid

Concept: Fluid

  Concept: Time will continue to change system pressures and fluid will continue to conform for survival.


Node Summary

February 20th, 2013 by John | Comments Off on Node Summary

Node Summary

  I arrived at my concept of “acclimate” after a study of all the transformations that occur on and around the site next to the Children’s Museum. The mostly commercial neighborhood around the site transforms on nights and weekends. During work hours, the area is bustling with working professionals and tourists visiting the local museums, but […]


The LIBRARY’s progression to FORUM

February 20th, 2013 by Matt | Comments Off on The LIBRARY’s progression to FORUM

The LIBRARY's progression to FORUM

| NODE SUMMARY | The NODE was an attempt to elevate the recreational spaces of Boston by introducing a Library Annex which would facilitate users in taking a mental break from the bustle of the urban context surrounding them.  The NODE was designed to react materially and formally to the context of the recreational site […]


Summary of NODE

February 19th, 2013 by Andrew | Comments Off on Summary of NODE

Summary of NODE

The Node is a public library annex to the larger hub library which aimed to attract the public to the larger hub library while promoting literacy and allowing ease of access by providing a library kiosk near public transportation the Roxbury community college and several public high schools. At the time when I was working […]


Information-Infrastructure: Comodifying Education

February 19th, 2013 by Neil | Comments Off on Information-Infrastructure: Comodifying Education

Information-Infrastructure: Comodifying Education

Like teenagers, libraries feel they are at a cusp, a moment where they must decide one thing or the other. Analog versus digital, father versus self, fate versus free-will; the pressure for clarity is overwhelming, and at times counter-productive. The way in which we talk about education shares this same discrepancy. In the semantic sense, […]


Cusp: A Physical Space for Information, Learning and Sharing

December 7th, 2012 by rehiggins | Comments Off on Cusp: A Physical Space for Information, Learning and Sharing

Cusp: A Physical Space for Information, Learning and Sharing

I’ve been busy. In addition to my day job, I started teaching a degree project studio at the Boston Architectural College in the Fall of 2011. I’ve currently got my second group of students working; navigating their way through the final design studio of their careers. It’s gratifying to watch them work through the project […]