Bushwick Library
Brooklyn, NY
Public Library



This library is conceived of as a second home for the residents in Bushwick. The ground floor is an ultra-permeable “Living Room for the Neighbourhood”, where all passers-by can take refuge from urbanity.

The volumes above contain the library, where the discrete cylindrical forms make a composition that is simultaneously a caricature and abstraction of the neighbourhood’s residential architecture.

The overall image of the project conjures an image of colorful water towers, silos or even a drum-set. The interior spaces of the library defy the exterior characterization of discrete cylindrical volumes, and take on amoeba-like forms generated by the tangents of the cylinders.

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