Los Gatos Library California

Los Gatos Library, California

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.

Musashino Art University Museum & Library steps

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo

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.

LiYuan Library Beijing building

LiYuan Library – Huairou Building, Beijing

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.”

Ota Art Museum Library in Gunma Prefecture

Ota Art Museum & Library in Gunma Prefecture

About 10,000 people use Ota City Station every day, but few people walk in front of the station, shopping streets are quiet. To try to bring life back in front of Ota Station akihisa hirata architecture office have designed Ota Art Museum & Library.

Clare County Library Ennis building

Clare County Library, Ennis Building

Clare County Library, designed by Keith Williams Architects in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, granted planning consent. The new 2,300sqm project for client Clare County Council, has been conceived as a new cultural hub for the town and the region.

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.