Designed by SHAU Architects Taman Bima Microlibrary is a pilot project for a series of low-cost, eco-conscious reading facilities in urban and rural villages, the Microlibrary aims to help combat Indonesia’s low literacy rates.
“Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism”, said Neil Gaiman: back in my school days I was a regular visitor to the library, but when was the last time I visited a library to borrow a book? It must be over two decades ago, so clearly I don’t value libraries. But I do, I think, just somehow they have slipped me by.
Through a major extension and refurbishment of the Templeman Library in Canterbury, architects Penoyre & Prasad have created a vibrant, contemporary building at the heart of the University of Kent’s campus.
Redesigned by Lemay Bishop’s University Library had three levels: the basement, ground floor and second floor. All were in dire need of a refresh.
Designed by Chevalier Morales Architectes House of Literature is located in the historic neighbourhood of Old Québec, a site part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Mecanoo architecten is responsible for The LocHal interior, everyone is welcome in the new living room of Tilburg, a world-class space for both young and old to read, learn and study, meet and gather.
Flagship library for a nation of booklovers, the Oodi library building in Helsinki in the world’s most literate nation sets a new standard for public libraries around the world.
American library buildings – key contemporary US buildings, images, architects, American public institutions, incl designs by Snøhetta, Adjaye Associates, richärd+bauer, JRA Architects and Gordon Bunshaft – best new US library architecture, United States designs.
Green Square Library and Plaza in Sydney: visionary civic project by architects Stewart Hollenstein (in association with Stewart Architecture) now open in the new city district.
Library Master Plan for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), design by Johnson Favaro.
Culver City–based architecture firm: redesign & expansion of 7of 10 libraries within the UCLA library system.
The Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada have recommended Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects design their joint facility for a new central library and archive.
The Snøhetta and DIALOG designed new Central Library has opened its doors to the public. With aims to welcome over twice as many annual visitors to its 240,000 SF of expanded facilities, the library will fill a vital role for the rapidly expanding city.
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House in Copenhagen building design by COBE, Architects, reinterpreting Danish modernism, a new social and cultural destination – urban transformation.
Lister Drive Library, Liverpool building esign by OMI Architects: work to transform Grade II listed Andrew Carnegie Library in Tuebrook into a new community hub to start early 2019.