#081 Library for one title


B7_#081 // The Library // LLOYD LEE

Book covers can be compared to an architectural facade – the interplay of different elements attempt to reflect the content behind it. Using fonts, colours, illustrations and textures, book covers are created with a composition that quickly get across the essence of the plot. 

This proposal challenges that physicality of the book cover by replacing it with an architectural facade. A popular book is chosen every year to be turned into a pavilion, in which only books of that title can be found. It is a library dedicated to a single book title. 

In this proposal, the library is imagined to align the content of Jurassic Park with the physical experience. The sense of imminent danger is replicated with the bunker-like aesthetics paired with the manifestation of the most famous quote from the book by Dr. Ian Malcolm: “Broadly speaking, the ability of the park is to control the spread of life forms. Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”

Lloyd Lee is a Diploma student at the Architectural Association