"Bean" The Branch Library of Rochester
Mingbo Peng 2013 Year
- Course Design Studio I (ARCH 631)
- Category Design
The organic building concept comes from the story “Jack and the Beanstalk,” which was the first foreign children’s story the student, Mingbo Peng, heard while growing up in China. He felt it was appropriate to connect the “bean”, the story, and the library. The exterior form of the building was designed using Grasshopper, whereas the more fluid interior spaces were modeled using Rhino and TSpline. The façade of the building is defined by the faceted structural skin, covered in quadrilateral panels made of glass and white steel plates.