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One way in which design thinking is promoted by its advocates is as a system for solving difficult or wicked problems.
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Southwark Council is planning to open a library housed in recycled shipping containers following the fire that closed Newington library.
Eighty years after it first opened, the landmark building blends old and new as heritage meets the digital age.
Westminster City Council has given the go-ahead to plans for a new £12m library in central London.
PVC is banned by some green building programs and simply reviled by some groups. How did we get here, and has anything changed since vinyl became the enemy?
The construction contract has been awarded to design and build the University of Bedfordshire's new £46m library building in Luton.
The design magazine Dezeen has just published a profile of the renovation of a library in Mexico City combined with a bookshop and exhibition space.
The School Library Association has announced the launch of the rebranded Inspiration Award for school library design for 2014.
The three-storey, £14.3m new library and customer service centre has opened in Barking Road, East Ham.
The dome-shaped Library and Heritage Centre for Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, may change for ever the traditional concept of a library.
The Danish Agency for Culture has published its model programme for public libraries, a toolkit for library design in the digital age that anyone can use.
Library leaders are adapting to the shift from physical to digital services by reimagining the library as an engaged community centre.
Designboom's pick of the best library architecture worldwide for 2013.
Seeking lessons from New York City benchmarking data, researchers question everything we thought we knew about energy metrics.
A major renovation of America's oldest urban public library has prompted the New York Times to examine how libraries are changing - and thriving!
Ecospace, the specialist library and mobile shelving supplier, has been selected to provide new shelving for the redeveloped library at University of Hull.
Heating with cold air? Cooling off with hot air? Heat pumps performing these feats (especially mini-splits and VRF systems) have taken off, but how do they work?
Exciting new doors and windows featuring cork, composites, and low U-factors have come to U.S. markets.
We like our feathered friends. Unfortunately, many of our library buildings have a notorious track record when it comes to giving birds a bad library experience. In fact, it’s the worst experience they can have.
Many previous winners of AIA Institute Honor Awards have featured green attributes, but energy and water use data are now required submission criteria.
New biophilia metrics pin down what it means to engage the love of nature through design.
With physical and virtual visits “off the charts,” libraries across the country are thinking up innovative ways to keep users happy.
The Library Design awards show that libraries are at the heart of academic life, says SCONUL in making this year's awards for outstanding library design.
An international competiton to design the new library for Ningbo City in China has been won by schmidt hammer lassen architects.
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.