A small masonry library for the community of Pullman, WA.
By reading the work of Dr. Yogesh Malhotra we understand that "our brains branch as a knowledge management system...each new experience creating a snapshot of data."
Using this as the morphological inspiration for the the form, each area of study branches out. The heavy materiality of the CMU creates a cocoon, enveloping the user in a knowledge branch. The hierarchy is simple, with reference being the most elevated and difficult to access, and children's the easiest. Each limb ends upon a large picture window, a snapshot, orientated at regional views and offering a chance to reflect on the knowledge experienced. Glass blocks inserted at the upswept notion of each branch introduce a complimentary natural light.