A physical restriction on a building site can lead to interesting design. Delaware-based ikon.5.architects were faced with a challenge when designing an addition for the children’s book section of the Hockessin Public Library. Due to unavoidable constraints on the north, east, and west sides of the library, the only option for extension was south, into a 100-year flood plain.
The architects bypassed this limitation by employing a cantilever, pushing the volume of the construction into the surrounding wooded environment. They came up with a glass pavilion in the middle of the woods, resulting in a unique modern design with an emphasis on unadulterated materials.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing blurs the distinction between the inside and outside spaces, bringing the landscape into the building, as well as natural daylight...
Via Lauren Moss, Lola Ripollés