mural nomads - mural nomads is a library + textile studio located in one of Toronto's waterfront communities, The Island. Adjacent to many community spaces and the historical Foundry buildings, this library seeks to act as both a gateway between these public areas, and a centre for artistic production. It has three distinct areas: the library, the studio, and the gallery which are open for local community members to create and occupy as they please. The building engages the site from all directions and has a simple grid organizational structure to create an open and flexible interior. This organization is defined by a heavy timber post and beam structural system that constructs a scaffold to host textile experimentations. The library explores the ephemerality and craft of fibre arts as an architectural driver, investigating their atmospheric potentials. The building encourages it’s users to interact and build connections with materiality to facilitate a multisensorial learning environment and a sense of agency over one’s space.