Passivity-a disposition to remain inactive or inert.
Reading may seem passive on the exterior; however, it is a very dynamic and interactive activity; thus, the crux of the urban reading space attempts to explore and enhance reading through a built structure.
The site is located along Shoal Creek in the Warehouse District of downtown Austin. The site is unique in that it is a place where the past and present collide. It is a space located in the heart of the city yet completely surrounded by nature.
The structure arises from an existing massive concrete drainage platform on the banks of the creek. To enhance the relationship and contrast between old and new, the tensile frame protrudes from voids within the existing mass yet never touches it.
Status: School Project
Location: Austin, TX, US