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Project: Mariners Harbor Public Library

206 South Avenue, Staten Island


A very simple and intuitive practical exercise to appreciate the study of space and light in a place dedicated to culture.


Conceived as a cracked open shell to reference the area’s rich maritime and oystering history, the design of the library maximizes daylight deep into the building while integrating into the neighborhood. The articulated building volumes are organized along a glazed circulation spine that provides a sense of connectivity to the community.