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The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look

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?
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Refurbishment for French Institute

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Bisset Adams Architects have recently refurbished La Médiathèque at the French Institute in South Kensington, London.
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Reinventing the modern library

Reinventing the modern library | Designing | Scoop.it
Slate profiles the six winners of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards - a collaboration between the American Institute of Architects and the ALA.
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The new libraries of Singapore

The new libraries of Singapore | Designing | Scoop.it
A photo essay on the new libraries of Singapore provides an opportunity to see how libraries are retaining their relevance in the digital information age.
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Glass end-panel shelving for medical library

Glass end-panel shelving for medical library | Designing | Scoop.it
Ecospace's innovative idea for replacing older wooden shelving was well-received by the Royal Free Hospital.
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Ontario Completely Off Coal

Ontario Completely Off Coal | Designing | Scoop.it
The Canadian province of Ontario has officially shut down its last coal burning power plant.
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Redesigned Exeter Central Library opens

Redesigned Exeter Central Library opens | Designing | Scoop.it
Exeter Central Library has reopened following an 18 month, £4m refit.
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Library Interior Design Awards 2014

Library Interior Design Awards 2014 | Designing | Scoop.it
The American Library Association and the International Interior Design Association have announced the winners of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards.
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What does it mean to be building a library in Iraq?

What does it mean to be building a library in Iraq? | Designing | Scoop.it
AMBS Architects have written an extensive essay on building the new library in Baghdad and the intellectual processes out of which the design emerged.
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Library Superusers: Find Out Who They Are and Why They Matter

Velveeta cheese has hardcore users? Who knew? In an age when consumers are focusing on natural and organic products I would have thought that Kraft’s Velveeta processed cheese would be struggling to keep it’s place in the dairy section.
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Shipping container solution for library

Shipping container solution for library | Designing | Scoop.it
Southwark Council is planning to open a library housed in recycled shipping containers following the fire that closed Newington library.
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Manchester Central Library reopens after £48m redevelopment

Manchester Central Library reopens after £48m redevelopment | Designing | Scoop.it
Eighty years after it first opened, the landmark building blends old and new as heritage meets the digital age.
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New £12m Marylebone library approved

New £12m Marylebone library approved | Designing | Scoop.it
Westminster City Council has given the go-ahead to plans for a new £12m library in central London.
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AIA-Certified Projects Pulling Ahead of LEED

AIA-Certified Projects Pulling Ahead of LEED | Designing | Scoop.it
Pilot AIA-certified green projects are changing the rules for “green,” throwing sacred cows out of the many, many windows.
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Mapping mobile shelving in Liverpool

Mapping mobile shelving in Liverpool | Designing | Scoop.it
End panels printed with a 1970’s street map of Liverpool are a feature of one of three mobile shelving installations by Ecospace at Liverpool University.
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A strategic vision for library and learning spaces

A strategic vision for library and learning spaces | Designing | Scoop.it
Heriot-Watt University has developed a strategic vision for the Edinburgh Campus library that will meet the changing demands of its users.
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Build It And They Will Come

Proposals to build a new library facility will almost always be met with some community resistance these days.
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Age As a Factor In Experiencing The Library

Academic librarians mostly encounter community members in the 18-22 bracket, but we serve older individuals as well be they faculty members, alumni, second-career learners and members of the public.
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A vision for the University of Birmingham

A vision for the University of Birmingham | Designing | Scoop.it
Joe Holyoak, writing in the Birmingham Post, brings a valuable historical perspective to the current vision for the campus and its new £37m library.
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Life-Cycle Assessment for Dummies? New LCA Guides Available

Life-Cycle Assessment for Dummies? New LCA Guides Available | Designing | Scoop.it
Two new resources explain the strengths and limitations of life-cycle assessments for practitioners and the general pubic.
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School library is a star

School library is a star | Designing | Scoop.it
Lidget Green Primary School in Bradford has revitalised an underused area of the school
and created a light and airy library for staff and students.
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The sustainable library

The sustainable library | Designing | Scoop.it
A new award-winning public library building in Melbourne's Docklands sets a new standard for sustainable building with a wealth of 'green' features.
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Wayfinding in Vancouver

Wayfinding in Vancouver | Designing | Scoop.it
The Vancouver Community Library, British Columbia, has won a design award for its bold, architecturally integrated library wayfinding signage.
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So much has changed in libraries...

So much has changed in libraries... | Designing | Scoop.it
A major renovation of America's oldest urban public library has prompted the New York Times to examine how libraries are changing - and thriving!
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Static and mobile shelving for Brynmor Jones Library

Static and mobile shelving for Brynmor Jones Library | Designing | Scoop.it
Ecospace, the specialist library and mobile shelving supplier, has been selected to provide new shelving for the redeveloped library at University of Hull.
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