Private Library, Marfa, Texas

Private Library, Marfa, Texas

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Private Library in Marfa, Texas

INTRODUCTION
Proposed 30,000 square-foot private library in Marfa, Texas and residence that investigated the temporal considerations of manipulable and individual spaces created by a functioning architectural element.

The main reading room for the project housed books predominately belonging to the American cannon of literature. Each section was encased in a large aluminum wing-like structure. To view each section, the occupant would pull open a large door to the encasement. Each door reaching the ceiling and weighting several hundred pounds.

 

As the individual book sections were in use or moved, the room changed in its arrangement.

The larger project, which consisted of a diaphanous frame over a residence, park, and museum, contained zones that would only be inhabited by procession, that is, some areas could not be accessed until the owners reached a different period of their lifetime. Under the structure of the main building, a ceremonial room centered around two empty sarcophagi placed over gravel where the principal owners of the project would be finally rested.

SUMMARY
Delivered materials included overall plan, sections, sketches &digital presentation.

Academic project designed while at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning under Gradate Director Nancy Clark &eminent American architect Marlon Blackwell.

 

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