PS 42 Robin Hood Foundation Library

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PS 42 Robin Hood Foundation Library

This renovated library for a public elementary school in Queens rethinks the place and purpose of the library within the school. Organized and funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, this pro-bono project is part of a 10 school pilot study. A curvilinear wall thick with books winds through the library. A curtain printed with a large word search can be drawn shut to enclose a storytelling area. Rolling bookshelves stack to one side of the library creating one large space. Custom-designed rolling ottomans can be arranged in a variety of playful settings. The design envisions this environment as an interim landscape: a fluid series of adaptable settings.

Location: Arverne, New York
Year: 2002

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Robinhood1 Interior Cropped 1100

This renovated library for a public elementary school in Queens rethinks the place and purpose of the library within the school. Organized and funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, this pro-bono project is part of a 10 school pilot study. A curvilinear wall thick with books winds through th

PS 42 Robin Hood Foundation Library

Robinhood Axon White

Robinhood3 Descriptionimage2

Jg Child In Cubby

Pw Children Reading