Center Cone of Vision - 60 degrees - Walking
While walking, one's center cone of vision is 60 degrees. Objects and Context within this range are not distorted and explicitly focused on.
Peripheral Vision - 120 degrees - Walking
While walking, one's peripheral vision expands to 120 degrees. Objects and Context within this range are distorted and implicitly ignored.
Peripheral Vision - 88 degrees - Driving @ 35 mph
As speed increases peripheral vision narrows causing more distortion
Conceptual Site Model
above vacancies facilitate connections to one's immediate context; below density blocks connections
distorted perspective outlined from the peripheral vision of the context
Layered Distorted Sections
With Layered Distorted Sections as a datum
Perspective // Aerial View of Site
At the intersection of economic disparity and economic prosperity
Plan // Site
Perspective // Southwest Approach
Perspective // Library
Roof undulates to let in natural bounced light from above and northeastern ambient light through the glass facade. Shape of roof is extruded from the distorted existing context.
Perspective // Threshold between the Research Wing and Resource Wing
from left Library, Workshop Room, Reading Room, and Outdoor Enclave.
Perspective // Entry & Offices
Overlapped roofs are extracted to let light in from above. Outdoor enclaves create repetitive moments of light between administrative rooms.
Plan // Level 1
Plan / Mezzanine
Section // A-A
Section // B-B
from left aperture letting in northern light through copper screen, staircase to mezzanine, main library
Proposed Access Diagram to eliminate socio-economic boundaries