9-Square is designed as a modulating landscape that functions as a bench while at the same time physically reflecting information pertinent to the Rice student body. As the availability of study rooms change on an hourly basis, 9-Square receives this information from the publicly available online database showing the reservation periods of the 36 study rooms in Rice’s Fondren library. This information is then abstracted into nine blocks of four study rooms each and physically represented by nine 2’x2′ squares made of 1/2″-thick acrylic panels arrayed in a 3’x3′ grid.