Book Nooks

Pop-up Reading Room

Architectural Design, Exhibit and Installation Design

“Book Nooks is a pop-up reading room to amplify joy through book-bound storytelling. Each book is selected by a faculty member from the School of the Art Institute's department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, and is on loan from their personal library. Each nook presents a set of books connected through an indicated topic. The temporary collection is at once a snapshot of the department's current interests and an opportunity to expand the community's cultural and literary references. Students and passersby are invited to peruse and explore the books at their leisure and to cozy up in a nook. “









My role as assistant exhibition designer included troubleshooting from Rhino model to physical production, preparing files for CNC milling, projection planning of materials to remain in budget, fabrication included wood shop knowledge ( track saw for cutting mitered angles, basic construction of modules, painting and finishing)  laser cutting jigs for construction, vinyl application, upholstery of cushions, and overall installation.