Libraries; maintaining a role in the digital world ABC Online By Design's Janne Ryan spoke with architecture critic Elizabeth Farrelly and architect Tone Wheeler about the powerful connection between knowledge and the design of libraries.
I loved this piece about libraries, architecture and design. Some fantastic examples of public architecture, and reference to what modern consumers/clients are comfortable and uncomfortable with.
The Atlantic CitiesClimb This Mountain of BooksThe Atlantic CitiesThe flashy architecture was conceived as a way to address the community's 10 percent illiteracy rate. < So much to like about this: the library of course, the environmental inclusions, and the light of design.
Telefonplan School, in Stockholm Sweden has new school system that is eliminating all of its classrooms in favor of an environment that fosters... < I'd love to see what they've done with their library, their classrooms look fabulous!
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United House completes Clapham' spiral-shaped library buildingWorld Interior Design NetworkUK-based developer United House has completed construction of a new £6.5 million ($10.23 million) spiral-shaped community library in Clapham in south west...
Sunflower Chair is an ingenious sunflower-shaped chair that is ringed by an integrated bookcase. <I'd prefer a brighter yellow or green or sky blue cushion - but if I had this chair I'd find it difficult to ever leave it!
Great example of a post conference review. Writer Merrilee has taken addressed one conference theme, "Libraries Rebound: space as distinctive asset" and provided enough detail of the speakers, their content, and included both strategic and inspiring quotes, to make me wish I had been over in the USA!
When a big box supermarket in Eden Prairie, Minnesota went out of business, locals didn’t let the oversized building stay vacant for long. <I scooped back in July about McAllen, Texas converting a Walmart into a library. Here is another re-purposed supermarket. I love what they've done with the internals and ceiling lines!
ARM reveals bold new dome design for Geelong libraryArchitecture and DesignA unique dome design by ARM Architecture has been unveiled, revealing what will be the new $45 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.
In 2008, French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created the ‘Vegetal Chair’. The Breton-born brothers, are the rising stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have ...
A photography series was revealed by a German based photographer, Christoph Seelbach, titled 'Bibliotheken' meaning 'libraries'. The photographer captures the royal and grand interior designs of extravagant and lavishly ...
The library is located in a neighborhood of the city predominantly inhabited by migrant workers, where it creates a welcoming space for reading, browsing and socializing. It was designed by architect Yoav Meiri with a unique ...
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<this article will please the eye or articulate inspiring ways to better plan for library clients when refurbishing or new build designs. Green focussed, embracing of modern technologies, catering to the needs of youth or accessibility; check out the styled photos of libraries around America. Kris P
How cool does this design look, and how smart is the "wall as a white board" concept? The article has a strong architecture focus, following the awarding of the Sir John Sulman Medal for public architecture; I'm equally interested in the programs run inside the building. On the surface, it looks like a great commitment to student experience, learning, and 21st century technologies.