Study carrel designed for both collaboration and individual study.
The freshman studio for Penn’s undergraduate architecture program tasked students to conceptualize and design a study carrel for a building on the university’s campus. For my project, I wanted to design a carrel that could be inserted into the existing space without making significant changes to the environment. The carrel enables both collaboration and individual study through the use of a T-shaped desk. Users can set their bags or books inside a small open drawer directly underneath the desk surface. And an outer wall minimizes distraction for the users, while also serving as a a small standing table area for users of the conference room on the opposite end.