Reception and Poetry wall
Reception and Poetry wall

"Field" project site
"Field" project site

"Field" at night
"Field" at night

Reception and Poetry wall
Reception and Poetry wall

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Collection & Collecting

Poetry Collection, Buffalo 

M.Arch 

UB

Fall 2019

The new home for the University at Buffalo Poetry collection is proposed on the South campus of the University at Buffalo.

The requirement put forward by the client comprises of 20000 sq. ft. of space for the storage of the collection & 20000 sq. ft. with other required activities necessary to attract & promote the rare poetry collection to the society. 

 

The design introduces a space in dialogue with a field.  The green space, which formally interlocks as a foreground in-between Clark Hall- students sports center & Hayes building is not been hampered visually. The two distinct fronts of the Poetry collection building responding to the respective side facades.

 

Eastside responding to the relation with the Clark Hall & West to the Field. 

The enclosed building is another series of spaces giving the experience of transition of public areas to the reading & private rare collection storage in the building slowly-unfolding spatial sequence of spaces, which is revealed space by space, like a poem, is revealed through a transition line by line.  Poems create space in multiple ways.

 

The Structure is named FIELD as it responds to the foreground & more important it is going to be a field for Poets to play around the Poem.

"Field" project site

"Field" project site

Reception and Poetry wall

Reception and Poetry wall

Introduction to the site

Introduction to the site

Floor levels

Floor levels

Axonometric View

Axonometric View

3D Cut-sections

3D Cut-sections

Elevations

Elevations

Experimenting with physical model

Experimenting with physical model

Interior lounge space

Interior lounge space

Interior reading areas

Interior reading areas

Poetry reading and multipurpose area

Poetry reading and multipurpose area

Entrance Plaza

Entrance Plaza

Outdoor steps

Outdoor steps

Rear Entry

Rear Entry

"Field" at night

"Field" at night