The Quiet Architecture

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2015-11-16
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Virginia Tech
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I believe architecture is a product of construction and will. The building either conforms to the environment or is set against it. Architecture manifests its existence from the differentiation between the environment it creates and the one that exists. However it is not necessary to articulate the existence of architecture by intrusive acts. This thesis proposes a building of formal simplicity standing autonomously but not arrogantly amidst a larger setting. It is important to create spaces that evoke a quiet emotional response.

Programmatically the project is a public library located in Nanjing, China. It also serves as community space for the area. It is a place intended for people reading, meeting others, and various cultural activities.

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Architecture, Quiet, Library
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