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.

This project was designed for educational purposes only.

True axonometry drawing of the carrel
Exploded axonometry
Exploded axonometry