Untitled Document

Library/ Community Center

Red Hook Documentary by Alix Amrami

Van Brunt Street, Red Hook (Brooklyn) NY

Lot Size: 25’ x 90’

The building is anchored by the library stacks on the south side with a series of floating community programs along the north side. These are stitched together by the shared circulation that runs through the narrow site, and are then wrapped together in a unifying perforated skin.
Through the use of a layering of materials and spaces, which include a gradation of the most public (the main floor with 24 hours access) to the most private (reading carrols which are extruded along the south side) spaces of private contemplation along with public remediation are created, as a place where the communities of Red Hook can read, gather and retreat.

Collage of Site
view looking east
Approach from the South Side
view of south side reading carrels
Exterior Rendering
Section Perspective
Rendering of Stacks and Circulation
interior view looking west
initial sketch of circulation
Section Perspective
Model/CAD/Hand Drwng/PhotoShop/Ill