A library is composed of an intricate choreography of conflict between unconsciousness and consciousness, occurring within the individual, yet accumulating to reveal the spirit of the collective community which the library serves; it is an analog barometer of collective consciousness.
It begins with a collection of nothing and accumulates based on member request. The Dewey Decimal System is broken into 6 main collections based on intellectual zones of conflict: GOD, SELF, NATURE, TECHNOLOGY, ART, SOCIETY. Each collection is given equal space in the library, and difference between them registers through density.
It pulses with activation of knowledge and remains current, cleansing itself of atrophied matter: if a book is not checked out or used for 5 years, it is moved to the exterior membrane. Here it is open to the elements, where it is degraded by rain and wind, leaving behind its ink and melting down into the base as pulp through a series of structural pipes. Here the corporeal processes of bookmaking occur. The knowledge which has atrophied is not ossified, but is reincarnated as a new active member of consciousness.
The sanctity of the intellect is often conceived of through a lens of dissociation from the corporeal. The library, a sanctuary for the collective intellect and imagination, is only manifest through corporeal processes which are synchronistically expressed in the architecture.
Anne Beatrice Baker
Owner & Founder
Bachelor of Science in Architecture:
University of Cincinnati (2009)
Master of Architecture:
Columbia University (2013)
Licensed Architect in South Carolina
Licensed Architect in Arizona
Anne Beatrice Baker has known that architectural design was her calling from an early age. As a highly sensitive person, the built environment has a profound effect on her and she has always gravitated toward space-making as a means of expression. She founded ATMO Architecture in 2017 grounded in the conviction that the built environment has the capacity to transform space into sanctuary, incorporate beauty into our everyday routines, and connect us to nature through sensory experience.
ATMOSPHERIC DESIGN FOR RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE
ATMO's process is centered around creating atmosphere. This means that we begin the design process by really understanding you, and identifying the spatial flows and atmospheres that will best support you as individuals and as a family. This understanding informs each and every design detail of your project and translates to a finished space that aligns with your lifestyle and reduces friction in your daily routine.
Prior to founding ATMO, Anne worked in architecture firms around the world on new residences, residential remodels and additions, and various public, institutional, and commercial projects.
ORIGINS IN ARCHITECTURE