'Project' => 'Design my ideal room for reading within the constraints provided to me. I imagined a reading ‘island’ in a sea of grasses, and I designed a structure to create spaces with unique atmospheres for reading that could suit my mood at any given time.',
'Challenges' => 'Fit multiple unique spaces within a fixed room size of 7 x 9 feet and a predetermined 3-tier landscape.',
'Solutions' => 'Using wood planks that extend into a dock outside the building, I created two open, sunny spaces: one inside with protection from the elements but plenty of sun for most of the day, and one outside in the open air where shadow never falls at all. Stone tile covers the floor deeper into the reading room, and a bed at the back is wrapped up by a heavy cement wall and partially obscured by bookcases on either side of the room to create a sense of greater protection. Lastly, there is one more space outside of the building that is covered for outdoor reading in the rain. The three roofs cover the three zones for reading, with a bit of overlap, while their differing heights create a means for some natural sunlight to trickle in from above.'
'Irony' => ' Since designing the room, I have been diagnosed with severe grass allergies. Who knew?', );