Kevin Hai


Projects —
  1. Cycladic Cliffhanger
  2. Five Opportunities for Planetary Acupuncture 
  3. Knowledge City
  4. (Pool)House
  5. Bibliotech Intersect
  6. Pier2Peer
  7. Tiltshift Terminal
  8. Greenpoint Theatre
  9. Rave New World — Amsterdam
  10. Inside/Out

Studies —
  1. Teeny, Weeny, Santorini
  2. Rave New World — Berlin
  3. Section Qualities
  4. Places of Internet of Things
  5. The Birds and the Bees
  6. Typesetting Scenes
  7. The Glitch in the System
  8. Pop Rocks

Writings —
  1. Welcome to the Gayborhood
  2. What a Tangled Web We Weave
  3. The Expanded Field
  4. Le Corbusier in Algeria
  5. Machinations of Power
  6. Going Dutch


Kevin Hai —
  1. He is a designer.
  2. He is currently located in New York City, New York.
  3. He has worked previously at firms in the United States and Europe, wrote his thesis in Amsterdam, assisted artists in Paris, and is currently doing research on Berlin.
  4. He is interested in the subversive in/and the sublime.
  5. He does other things too. →

Mark




Bibliotech Intersect





Spring 2017
Critic : Erica Goetz (Studio Goetz)

Generated by an in-depth inquiry into the architectural capacity of the structural frame, the BiblioTech Intersect acts as a new library for Brooklyn, defined by the capacity of frame systems to literally capture and frame architectural and programmatic experiences. Tectonically, the project attempts to explore the resulting architecture should different, frame systems begin to intersect, overlap, and become juxtaposed with one another.

The idea of intersection becomes particularly relevant in relationship to the context in with the project is situated, as the site is located at the intersection of variegated. Brooklyn neighborhoods; as such, the project attempts to reconcile differences of scale, program, and identity via these framed intersections.



The library itself is a new mediateque and community center composed of sequence of overlapping structural frames. They nest and intersect in section forming a simultaneity of different programs and scales of inhabitation. The rhythmic nature of the frames creates a screened interface between programs and between circulation and program and a visual orientation that opens or closes to the city grid. The grand reading room spans between the building cores like a bridge lifted off the ground. A series of smaller frames intersect the reading room forming mezzanines and supplementary spaces perched over the city and plaza below. At the ground level, the public sidewalk is pulled beneath the building into an outdoor reading room and public café in order to further engage the library with its surroundings.





haikevin@columbia.edu