Thursday, November 4, 2010

If Only They Built It... LIBRARY CAFE & SKYWALK

This is part of a series called If Only They Built It... My use of SketchUp began in 7th grade and that year, I made an elaborate model of my school, Rye Country Day School (I'm now an alum.) Between 7th and 9th grades, I copied my school model and made additions and changes I wished to see in real life, some with excruciating detail. 8 years later, it's time to revisit those ideas. Click images for larger views.


I've spent a good deal of time at Manhattanville College in my life because of the school's proximity to home and Rye Country Day. At Manhattanville, like many schools, they have a cafe in the library. Here at Connecticut College, ours is called the Blue Camel Cafe. So, in my imaginary SketchUp/Rye Country Day world, I thought it would be a nice touch to build a cafe into the Klingenstein Library, a building that is literally a bridge between the Middle and Upper School. I also proposed a sky-walk connecting the 5th/6th grade hallway to the library because, even though these two spaces are less than 50' apart, the walk could take a few minutes and a number of staircases. I guess I was just lazy.

View of the Skywalk connecting the Library to the 5th/6th grade area of the Middle School

The Library Cafe, seen in the location of the support room that houses the old yearbooks and the cable internet connection.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

learned a lot