peter VIKAR: this project explores a thick structural facade system for a contemporary library in downtown of budapest. from one side it reinvents the operation – books are being locally printed and not stored – and relation to physical content, and at the same time it shifts the usage of the library towards a more city, and event oriented direction.
The Facade system combines the potential of structure, circulation, visual effect, envelope, and also creates smaller interior and exterior divisions. The major components of this thick skin are the two interweaving layers constructed out of bent contourlines and straight stiffening members. Structurally it works as a constant transition between a classical diagrid and a spacetruss condition. Due to the sophisticated control system the skins gradiently changing the porosity of the facade and controlling the amount of light for the interiour spaces.
sP: what or who influenced this project:
pV: francois morellet, cocoonspray lamps, netted lamp, honda syoryu
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project:
pV: murcof, ratatat, colleen, mylo, trentemoeller
sP: whose work is currently on your radar:
pV: often reading dezeen, notcot, getting into psychological theory at the moment