Imagine being able to enjoy the outdoors in a library. People need stimulants in spaces. Frontier Gardens will offer high schoolers a small grassy zone for students to relax and enjoy. Students can also lay in the grass and stare up into “clouds” that will light up. Students can engage in the space transitioning from loud to quiet noise levels to enhance concentration.
Several pieces of furniture can be moved and adapted to fit the needs of the people using the space. Partitions (like the ones below) can divide the space.
ENVISIONING THE SPACE
Below are examples of cloud installations fabricated by Orange Coast College students in Costa Mesa. They change the context of the site and can diffuse harsh fluorescent lights (or be the lighting fixtures themselves).
Naturally, it is louder near the entrance of the library and quieter at the back. Using this logic, social areas would be located near the entrance and individual spaces located in the back.
Contributors: Erin Murphy, Caroline Tran, Casey Wong