Foundations II Kai Gutschow

CMU Hunt Library Addition


A parasite is defined as an adaptable, transient, and expolitive structure that forces relationships with the host buildings. In this project, I analyzed the main campus library, Hunt Library, to explot problems that can be resolved by desgining a parasite. The initial design of the library is not completely problematic, but a modernizing society calls for new and different features of a library. In my parasite design, I attempted to resolve the issue of insufficient reading space for students and the inefficient use of the 5th floor penthouse.

Sectional Perspective

Line Drawings