ARCH 502A: Adaptive M isuse

New Alexandria

Existing libraries resist disorder, failing to subvert banality in their spatial offering to visitors. The book’s identity serves purely as Macguffin and the libraries’ circulatory space drives discovery, employing a modular curation system that encourages novelty of experience and exploration of knowledge. New Alexandria reinterprets history’s symbol for record and scholarship through the lens of a modern world that has little need for the physical storage of information.