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10 Wonderful Libraries Repurposed from Unused Structures

10 Wonderful Libraries Repurposed from Unused Structures | Libraries architecture & design | Scoop.it
Last week, the internet went crazy for an abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas, that was recently converted into the country's largest single story library, winning its category in the 2012 Library ...
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The 20 most spellbinding university libraries in the world | DESIGN - ARCHITECTURE

The 20 most spellbinding university libraries in the world | DESIGN - ARCHITECTURE | Libraries architecture & design | Scoop.it
An interior shot of the Joe & Rika Mansueto library.

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[Médiathèque du troisième millénaire] Projet "troisième lieu" à Thionville en 2014 - THIONVILLE | THIONVILLE

[Médiathèque du troisième millénaire] Projet "troisième lieu" à Thionville en 2014 - THIONVILLE | THIONVILLE | Libraries architecture & design | Scoop.it

Le concept est simple : après le lieu d’habitation (premier lieu) et le lieu de travail (deuxième lieu), le troisième lieu est celui de la culture et du lien social. Un bâtiment éloigné des critères austères et cloisonnés de certains établissement culturels aux architectures classiques.

 

La première pierre du 3 e Lieu, médiathèque du troisième millénaire, devrait être posée d’ici à la fin de l’année.


Via Françoise Hecquard, Véronique D, association concert urbain
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Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World - Flavorwire

Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World - Flavorwire | Libraries architecture & design | Scoop.it

As you might be aware, we have a thing for libraries — both the wealth of knowledge they contain and their architecture. We’ve shown you many beautiful libraries and some very cool libraries converted from unused spaces, but now we thought we’d take a look at the more bizarre-looking buildings of the bunch. Of course, some are beautiful in their bizarreness, and some are just strange.

 

-Emily Temple


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10 Futuristic Libraries - OEDB.org

10 Futuristic Libraries - OEDB.org | Libraries architecture & design | Scoop.it

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many different types of libraries around the world and I really enjoy the architecture and design of today’s modern libraries. Many libraries today are striving to be innovative and cutting-edge though the design of their buildings as well as their services and resources. Here are ten libraries that look as if they have been transported back from the future.


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FutureCast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:05 PM

You might think that with the internet traditional libraries would be relics of the past...these examples clearly indicate the opposite.