Axis + elements: a library for Lexington, Virginia
A design is proposed for a library located on a comer site in a downtown area of some historical importance. The character of the surrounding buildings demanded that the library acknowledge its context. This acknowledgement occurred through the use of an axial organization from the site and a transformation of formal elements from the surrounding buildings. Included are developmental sketches; transformational drawings; plans, elevations and sections of the library; photographs of surrounding buildings; and frames from a computer-animated ”fly-through” view of the library.