“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.
The Snøhetta designed Charles Library opens at Temple University in Philadelphia. A world-class facility for Philadelphia’s only public university, the project marks a transformative moment.
Designed by BVN the John B. Fairfax Learning Centre, aspires to position the State Library as an excellent learning destination, by providing a fun, flexible and agile space allowing the children
Design: Álvaro Siza Vieira. The Nadir Afonso Foundation building is built with structural white concrete walls; the roof is covered almost completely in pebbles, and the top of the skylights and the machine room is covered with zinc plate.
Designed by BGLA | Architecture + Design urbain, the Montarville – Boucher la Bruère Public Library is located in the downtown core of Boucherville, a town of 40,000 situated east of the Island of Montreal.
Designed by ALA Architects, Oodi has proven to be extremely popular with Helsinki residents and visitors alike. The library welcomed its one millionth visitor already in March 2019 with daily visits topping at 20,000.
Capobianco House Library, luxury contemporary residence in SP, Brasil, design by Kruchin Arquitetura: like a line drawn in the air, the entire volume of the concrete housed in the concrete floats in the garden.
Surrounded by City Park and located close to downtown Santa Clara and a number of schools, the Mission Branch Library opened in 1954. The updated building was designed by Noll & Tam Architects
Nottingham Central Library Building News, design by FaulknerBrowns Architects: internal fit-out – the Council wants to feature the best children’s library in the country.
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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.
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.