The Ocotillo Library is designed as a community gathering space for Albuquerque's Knob Hill area. The design is a pure rectangular geometry wrapped in a perforated skin that is fixed to a movable framework. The library was conceived as an open light filled volume wrapping a central courtyard, the typological study evolves around a climatic response to various social spaces in which users can have a variety of spatial experiences. The materiality is minimal and centered on warm soft materials on the inside behind an all glass curtain wall, the perforated 'papel de picado' skin acts as a sun shading device but also serves to create a changing presence to the street as the framework opens and closes to allow in light and views at various times of day.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Albuquerque, NM, US