The RISD Old Library opened in 1878 with a single collection
of books contained within single bookcase located in a corner
of a newly constructed Waterman Street building.
Today, the Old library space exists without a prescribed use. My intention is to revitalize this space by converting the library into a transitory exhibit space. The gallery will function as a place where all the design faculties converge. This can be done by designing a coherent identity for the library.
This new identity originates from the main organizing element — the bookshelf. I used the grid of the bookshelf and the stacking of booksas the generating form for the proposed work.