Ethan Levine

Rare Books Library

This 600-foot long, hyperlinear library gradually converges from two floors into one at its suspended reading room. Stacks vary in depth along the central corridor, allowing for light to break through variably, at important programmatic locations, generating an ethereally luminous condition. The facade is a multi-performative, translucent "prophylactic" canvas that is permitted to hang and sway from the building as the floors converge.

About The Designer

Ethan Levine is an M.Arch I Candidate at the Graduate School of Design. He earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and Urban Studies at Brown University. He has previously worked at architecture firms in Paris, France and Washington, DC.