Designed by BSPN Architecture The Centenary Library at Churchie is the most significant project undertaken in the school’s 105-year history. The library activates the heritage-listed portion of the site by creating a space for the future.
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University design by Noll & Tam Architects: the design weaves together the stunning visual impact of the maps into the experience of the built environment. Visitors ascend three flights of stairs from the library rotunda, wrapped floor-to-ceiling in maps.
Toronto’s largest circulating library re-opens after a major renovation project. Diamond Schmitt Architects has revitalized the North York Central Library and reprogrammed space to support the delivery of new services to meet the changing needs and expectations of its users.
“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.
archasm architecture competition winners news – the design contest aims to preserve language through the creation of a dedicated building that exhibits different world languages in an interactive manner.
Highly inventive architecture in The Gulf from major Dutch architects firm OMA: the National Library, the Public Library, the University Library, and the Heritage Collection, consists of valuable texts and manuscripts related to the Arab-Islamic civilization.
South Central Regional Library in Louisville designed by JRA Architects provides 100,000 nearby residents with an accessible, inviting, and healthy place to access, enjoy, and participate in information sharing.
New library building in Queens designed by Marpillero Pollack Architects, replacing a 1904 Carnegie library with a new 30,500 sqft building that fulfills the Client’s mission of access, transparency, and technology.
Designed by Blanchard Fuentes Design+Build the existing store front of the Gabi James Restaurant would be stripped down to framing and retro-fit for expansive openings at the ground floor with a suspended ‘timber’ curtain enclosing the upper.
Noll & Tam found the inspiration for the nearly 30,000-square-foot library is a lantern, a welcoming symbol to the community, and a visual play on the rich “enlightened” world within.
The Cobram Library & Learning Centre is a distinctively ‘local’ library, designed by CohenLeigh Architects, embracing emerging technologies & promoting flexible learning & library spaces across all ages.
A library project by Sou Fujimoto Architects for one of the distinguished art universities in Japan: a new library building and refurbishment of the existing building into an art gallery, completed in 2010. The warm wooden interior provides enticing places to linger and read.
An audacious design by architects Beckmann-N’Thépé for the Marne-la-Vallée university library: it evokes a mound of earth ‘torn from its natural environment,’ in harmony with its surroundings. ‘Between naturalism and terror’ – Aldric Beckmann.
A delightful building by architects Li Xiadong/Atelier for a small village on the outskirts of Beijing: “we found large amounts of locally sourced wooden sticks piled around each house…(for) cooking stoves. Thus we decided to use this ordinary material in an extraordinary way, cladding the building in familiar textures in a way that is strikingly sensitive.”