Voxel Library, Seoul
Voxel Library, Seoul

In a hyper-social Seoul, solitude in the midst of a crowd is a rare urban affordance. Organised as a cube formed of pixels of various sizes the library seeks to preserve an individuals's sense of seclusion and privacy whilst simultaneously establishing through a central voxelated fissure, an augmented sense of collective proximity.

Lack of Integration
Lack of Integration

Upon visiting Seoul 2015/16 you notice a disparity in scale. Small dense interactions occurring next to oversized buildings and vast roads. You feel lost between massive buildings.

Section
Section

The result is a building that can be read both as a large single library with a institutional legibility as well as a series of individuated library spaces clustered together around the central void.

Voxel Library, Seoul
Voxel Library, Seoul

In a hyper-social Seoul, solitude in the midst of a crowd is a rare urban affordance. Organised as a cube formed of pixels of various sizes the library seeks to preserve an individuals's sense of seclusion and privacy whilst simultaneously establishing through a central voxelated fissure, an augmented sense of collective proximity.

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The Voxel Library - 2016

Given the form of a cube. The project aims to blur the thresholds in a growing city called Seoul.

This was part of my Design work at the University of Westminster whilst undertaking my postgraduate studies under the supervision of Andrei Martin and Andrew Yau (DS13) 


 

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