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Beautiful Learning Spaces & libraries

Beautiful Learning Spaces & libraries | Information Science | Scoop.it
@Joe_Mazza Might be helpful. A collection of beautiful learning spaces by @jennzia & I. It includes some libraries http://t.co/6KxTo0o6i0

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 5, 2013 3:10 AM

Inspiring learning spaces!

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Libraries and Their Landscapes - Library Journal

Libraries and Their Landscapes - Library Journal | Information Science | Scoop.it
Cicero was suggesting a garden in the library, where he could spend his time in a natural setting, reading, writing, and conversing with his colleagues. This ancient idea can also apply to contemporary thinking about libraries and their landscapes. How do we thoughtfully place a library in the landscape? And how can we create outdoor spaces that work in concert with the library interior?

When a new public library is planned, it is not only the design that must be considered. The placement of the building in its setting (its landscape) and the design of the landscape together with the building are fundamental parts of the planning process. Unfortunately, architectural endeavors sometimes focus almost exclusively on the building itself. How the building might relate to its setting is often an afterthought. As a result, important opportunities to enhance both the building and its site are overlooked.
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 12, 2012 7:19 AM

The use of landscape when designing and developing a public library > various examples are shown!

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America’s most beautiful college libraries

America’s most beautiful college libraries | Information Science | Scoop.it
With concerts, art exhibits and cafes, these buildings inspire more than just study sessions.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 22, 2013 6:20 AM

Inspirational college library buildings!