library, labyrinth, maze, pyramid, paradox
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.
Sernicki, Anna, "Library to Nowhere" (2017). Architecture Senior Theses. 405.
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