Library Journal Embracing Austin, Inside and Out | Library By Design Library Journal With a rooftop reading garden and reading porches on three floors, the new Austin Central Library, TX, in the city's downtown will embrace the community's love...
Love it! "Keep Austin weird"... appealing to the community's pride, and plenty of green planning.
Treehugger Happy Birthday, Robarts Library: Canada's best bit of brutalism is 40 Treehugger Brutalist architecture is not very popular these days. The concrete in them has barely cured through, yet they are under threat everywhere.
I love brutalist architecture.. and there are some great shots of this 40 year old library inside and out, on the web.
Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Seattle Central, Kanazawa Umimirai, Spijkenisse and Birmingham super-libraries explored (Crack open the Borges. Five non-imaginary libraries to ignite flights of fancy.) As the £189m Library of Birmingham opens its doors, it joins a new breed of international "super library". Architecture, design and technology are changing the way the library functions as a space. They have evolved to reflect modern attitudes to books, and how people consume the written word. With The Culture Show architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff, BBC Arts explores five of the world's most impressive public libraries.
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 ...
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!
Designing Your Library for Interactivity Library Journal As libraries around the world embrace rapid technological changes, they're offering services and resources—like maker-spaces and collaborative computing—that would have been flights of fancy...
A fabulour library design panel to sit in on. As I'm not in teh US in November... I will file away the names for googling and inspiration later!
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...