Architecture of the negative: Community center for Ransom Canyon, TX
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THESIS STATEMENT: The unexpected changes and diversities of society cause diffîculty for architects to create structures that will be applicable by tomorrow's standards. To achieve an eternal architecture, designers must invert the traditional methods of architectural design and explore the negative. Architecture of the negative gives the impression of no beginning and no end; it denies time. PROJECT SCOPE: The city of Ransom Canyon, Texas is in need of a small public library that could serve the community as a library and a community center. The libraiy will house a small collection for loaning and public intemet access, while the community center will provide meeting rooms, civic offices, and other departments needed to support the community. CONTEXT STATEMENT: The town of Ransom Canyon is located in Lubbock County, Texas about seven miles east of the city of Lubbock. The name Ransom Canyon has been used since the days when the Comanche Indians would relinquish their captive prisoners back to their families for trade or money. The town as it exists today is relatively young, with its origination tracing back to the early 1960s. The site chosen for the placement of the library is located atop the eastemmost cliff that overlooks the lake. This location will allow for easy visibility from all areas to the library as well as fantastic views of the lake and the setting sun from the facility.