The Archive House in Stavanger

The Archive House in Stavanger

Situated in the Innovation Park at Ullandhaug, Stavanger, the Archive House has been imaginatively designed by Lund+Slaatto Architects to provide a 14,000 sqm cultural research centre which includes a café, library, meeting facilities and exhibition space.

Kew Gardens Hills Library Building Queens NYC

Kew Gardens Hills Library Building, Queens

Photos of new branch library building in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, by architects WORKac. The library was among the first projects under DDC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program, which has directed selected civic projects to leading architecture firms.

Tianjin Binhai Library

Tianjin Binhai Library in China

Tianjin Binhai Public Library has been completed. MVRDV in collaboration with local architects TUPDI has completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700 sqm cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade.

New Mid-Manhattan Library Building

New Mid-Manhattan Library Building

Design: Mecanoo / Beyer Blinder Belle, architects

Completely renovated, vastly improved Mid-Manhattan Library: The New York Public Library’s largest circulating branch is set for a transformation that will increase seats, expand services, and add public space.

Shanghai East Library in China

Shanghai East Library in China

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have revealed new visuals of the Shanghai East Library. In 2016, the practice won a three stage international competition to design the new public library that will sit adjacent to Century Park in the east part of the city.

Microlibrary Bima

Microlibrary Bima in Indonesia

Architects: SHAU

With high illiteracy rate in Indonesia and lack of reading facilities, SHAU -a multi-awarded rising architecture practice- started a mission: to rekindle interest in books by offering a designed place for reading paired with multiple community activities.