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This was a journal put together for my final project which was based on a urban study of Basseterre, St. Kitts. The requirement was to design a Public Library for the city of Basseterre to house a ...

This was a journal put together for my final project which was based on a urban study of Basseterre, St. Kitts. The requirement was to design a Public Library for the city of Basseterre to house a large collection of books and to accommodate seminar/exhibition spaces as well as light retail shops.

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  • design studio 6a g r a p h i c a l j o u r n a l stephan homer - 0803057 as-3
  • semester 2
  • basseterre - urban studyThe 10 days in St. Kitts spent gathering information, tak-ing pictures, making sketches or the urban make up ofthe capital city Basseterre was possibly one of the bettertrips i have taken.Analysis of this city and its physical, cultural, environ-mental, and socio-economical structures changed myaspect on urban planning and raised awareness on theformalities that were done in the past and how citieswere formed in the past.
  • site plansite 4
  • Preliminary massing model. Main concept: intersection of geometric forms.Massing model # 2. Con-tinued development of thepiercing of the drum thruthe box.
  • massingExploration of forms via devel-opmental models. The notion ofconnecting the streets being themain generator for circulationthrough the building creating vi-sual and spatial continuities fromCayon St. to Independence Sq.
  • Ground Floor PlanThe Basseterre Public Librarysymbolizes the embrace-ment of technology withregards to the building con-struction and materials as itadds to the list of civic build-ings in the historic district ahint a modernization .The ground floor accommo-dates all major public areasas the entire floor acts acovered plaza that is de-signed to be a main gather-ing space.
  • First Floor PlanThe first floor houses thechildrens and adolescent final designcollections, a computer laband both open and privatereading rooms.
  • Second Floor PlanOn the second floor is theadult collections area, withexterior reading rooms to thewest and north.
  • Mezzanine Floor PlanAdditional space wasgaine d from the toweringcore to create the mez-zanine level and this wasused to accommodatestaff training facilities/staffconference area. Also stafflounge and washroomswere located on this floor
  • Detail 1
  • Detail 2
  • Section B-BPreliminary Library Logo Design
  • Section A-ASouth Elevation