Hunt Library Parasite-
| 48-105 Foundation Studio II | Spring 2015 | 3 Weeks |
Situated on a central visual axis of Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library serves as a collective learning hub for faculty and students alike. The library houses a wide range of research materials, collaborative work spaces, and individualized study areas for the campus community, making it one of the most highly accessed buildings at the university.
This project called for a parasitic insertion within or engaged with the facade of the existent library to create both unique and useful architectural experiences which contribute to the current environment of the structure while also hypothesizing about the building’s future use and growth. The following design seeks to expand upon the recent addition of a ground floor café within the library by facilitating ease of access to the space thus creating a continuous flow of circulation which is currently impossible with a single entry point into the library.