Smart skin

Jacqueline Reinhard
ARC605 | Fall 2009

By expanding the library into the student union, more informal student-focused spaces can be enhanced with library resources. This new programmatic blend promotes informed and energetic dialogue between students. Enveloping this new spatial system with a digitally-enhanced “smart skin” allows it to creep into the library and the surrounding buildings to help with both wayfinding and information finding. Students can access the web, BISON, and other digital information by interacting with the smart skin, and can receive wayfinding cues from it as well.