On December 17, UB School of Architecture and planning students unveiled their installation at the Niagara Falls Public Library.
Students from the studio pose with Gregory Delaney (in bow tie), assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, who taught the Building Brydges studio with Brett Doster.
John Lauder, a student in UB’s master of architecture program and the project lead for Caution Sails, speaks during the unveiling, while Gregory Delaney and Niagara Falls Public Library Executive Director Sara Potwin look on.
UB architecture students check out a one-eighth-inch scale model the studio created of the Earl W. Brydges Building, which houses the Niagara Falls Public Library. The building, designed by Paul Rudolph, was built in 1974.
The temporary installation consists of 13 perforated Dracon screens. The sails — in both shape and color — complement the angular forms and accents of the building’s architecture.
While limiting access to the stacks, the sails allow for visual porosity and the transmission of light through their shape, perforation and materiality.
Published January 11, 2022