4.154
Architecture Design Option Studio — Order Through Structure (Idenburg/Ghantous)

Prerequisites: 
4.145 or 4.153
Enrollment: 
Mandatory lottery process
Open only to: 
MArch
Required of: 
MArch

This architecture design studio considers the relationship between container and contained. How can architecture anticipate the objects and actions it is to house or hold? The library has historically had to deal with this problem as the breadth of the media it houses has changed, the size of its contents has inevitably grown, and its civic functions has evolved. So what then happens to the library “after the internet” when information is stored in our pockets, but “truth” is increasingly compromised by alternative facts? How do libraries contain diverse constituencies? What is the fate of information, its storage and its access, as the library contends with public knowledge today and what that might be in the future?