Programs and Archive Space

I’ve refined the flow of different groups in the archive (visitors, researchers, archivists, staff & employees and archive materials.SPACE FLOW


Also, I’ve drawn a matrix diagram to understand how each space relates to one another.



As for the archive space, I am designing the space in each floors based on the fundamental senses (touch, taste, sight, hearing, smell) however, I had trouble in finding the best connection for all the spaces. Hence I looked into OMA’s Seattle Library’s¬†continuous collection space. The spiral ramp gives a continuity for the collection inside, because Koolhas argued that conventional libraries are flat. This also applies to the archive space as well, as the traditional archives are segregated based on alphabetical order. However, memory is a continuous flow, which does not segregate with each other. Hence I will be using this concept in designing my archive space.

08032017 Seattle Lib Section 08032017 Seattle Lib Diagram

Also, I looked into Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute to its “serve” and “servant” spaces, as there will be large ductings and pipings which is used to regulate the environment conditions in the archive space (temperature, humidity etc) and I feel it is best to conceal the bigger service ducts.

As for Tuesday (10.03.2017):

  1. Complete drawings of the Salk Institute explaining the serve and servant spaces.
  2. Produce study model to scale of different floors in the archive space, as each floors will signify different senses.
  3. Choreograph the journey in the archive space using the nuclear power station as the model.

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