Speculative Yale Archive

Fall 2017 | New Haven, CT
Yale School of Architecture
Critic: Mike Szivos

Housing a theoretical Yale archive of historical erasure, the design for a library uses two systems that eliminate the need for typical floor plates, galleries, and partitions. The first is a series of ramps that wrap along the library’s envelope. The second is a collection of suspended plinths that vary in size and material within the central atrium. These two systems repeatedly intersect creating viewing platforms that engage the public and allow for stories of erasure to aggregate overtime.