Authors/Contributors

Anna Sernicki

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

library, labyrinth, maze, pyramid, paradox

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

This thesis explores the idea of the architectural paradox, which questions the ability of experiencing exterior (pyramid) and interior (labyrinth) spatial conditions simultaneously. The pyramid makes places of architecture, while the labyrinth respectively displaces architecture. New York City, as the site of the project, is an example of how the architectural paradox works on an urban scale, whereas the Library to Nowhere condenses these ideas consciously into a local scale. Besides the physical layer of architecture as a labyrinth, the Library to Nowhere enters a psychological realm that forces visitors to transcend reality into the sublime of the labyrinth.

Additional Information

This thesis was nominated for the 2017 Thesis Prize Jury.

Thesis Advisors: Francisco Sanin with Daekwon Park

Source

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Creative Commons License

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