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Garbage Library

Garbage Library

Garbage Library

Garbage Library

Garbage Library

This project involves the creation of a members-only rare books library in Back Bay Fens. It prompts essential questions about the architect’s responsibilities of building within natural conditions and how to foster a productive tension that mediates between the bucolic landscape as civic surface, and the building as object.

Garbage Library is a reconsideration of Back Bay’s past and present as a landfill, and a critique of the elitist institution of the library, which is only accessible to members of the Museum of Fine Arts. Through excavation, insertion and re-fill, this project attempts to assert the significance of land and its history in the conception of architecture.

Ultimately, the synthesis of landscape and architecture in the context of Back Bay is presented as an ironic relationship between the breadth of human knowledge and the decomposed matter of human consumption. 

This project involves the creation of a members-only rare books library in Back Bay Fens. It prompts essential questions about the architect’s responsibilities of building within natural conditions and how to foster a productive tension that mediates between the bucolic landscape as civic surface, and the building as object.

Garbage Library is a reconsideration of Back Bay’s past and present as a landfill, and a critique of the elitist institution of the library, which is only accessible to members of the Museum of Fine Arts. Through excavation, insertion and re-fill, this project attempts to assert the significance of land and its history in the conception of architecture.

Ultimately, the synthesis of landscape and architecture in the context of Back Bay is presented as an ironic relationship between the breadth of human knowledge and the decomposed matter of human consumption. 

This project involves the creation of a members-only rare books library in Back Bay Fens. It prompts essential questions about the architect’s responsibilities of building within natural conditions and how to foster a productive tension that mediates between the bucolic landscape as civic surface, and the building as object.

Garbage Library is a reconsideration of Back Bay’s past and present as a landfill, and a critique of the elitist institution of the library, which is only accessible to members of the Museum of Fine Arts. Through excavation, insertion and re-fill, this project attempts to assert the significance of land and its history in the conception of architecture.

Ultimately, the synthesis of landscape and architecture in the context of Back Bay is presented as an ironic relationship between the breadth of human knowledge and the decomposed matter of human consumption. 

This project involves the creation of a members-only rare books library in Back Bay Fens. It prompts essential questions about the architect’s responsibilities of building within natural conditions and how to foster a productive tension that mediates between the bucolic landscape as civic surface, and the building as object.

Garbage Library is a reconsideration of Back Bay’s past and present as a landfill, and a critique of the elitist institution of the library, which is only accessible to members of the Museum of Fine Arts. Through excavation, insertion and re-fill, this project attempts to assert the significance of land and its history in the conception of architecture.

Ultimately, the synthesis of landscape and architecture in the context of Back Bay is presented as an ironic relationship between the breadth of human knowledge and the decomposed matter of human consumption. 

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