Articles tagged Library

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MVRDV builds the library of the digital future

TIANJIN, China – MVRDV adds the Tianjin Binhai Public Library to its strong track record in mesmerizing architecture.

Media library by Dominique Coulon & Associés. Photos Eugenie Pons
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Mark A-to-Z : L is for Library

We all deserve a little bit of down time in the sun, so why not pick up a good book to read on the holidays in one of these five library projects?

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Chengdu Zhongshuge by X+Living. Photos Shao Feng
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X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages

CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.

Media Library by Jean-Pierre Lott. Photos Aldo Amoretti
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Jean-Pierre Lott nurtures a diverse clientele with a contemporary library

VITROLLES – The prospect of visiting a city library can conjure up a variety of emotions for different users. La Passerelle aims to create a welcoming architectural symbol.

Media Library [Third-Place] by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons
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A collection of bubbles gives Dominique Coulon & Associés free movement

THIONVILLE – With a fluid façade wrapping around the building like an unfurling ribbon, Media Library [Third-Place] has recently opened in the north east of France.

Bookshelves densify the space while remaining porous for social interaction. Photo Zhang Zheming
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Cao Pu Studio scales down the infrastructure of a city and inserts it into a vertical version of suburbia

CHANGSHA – Cao Pu Studio, an architecture firm from Beijing, has transformed an apartment unit into a bookstore and library.

The site’s naturally-occurring dolomitic limestone clads the exterior.
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RDH nestles a library into a hillside

WATERDOWN – A library and civic centre incorporates its regional topography, defined largely by the Niagara Escarpment.

Anodised aluminium sunshades mounted on a chassis envelope the building’s cross-braced concrete beam structure.
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Périphériques wraps library façade with undulating lines

ST PAUL – A media library designed by Périphériques articulates the beginning of an urban renewal for a commune on the island of La Reunion.

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The grey quartzite stone envelops both the walls and the roof of the library.
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Media Library by Pascale Guédot

BOURG-LA-REINE – A 100-year-old walnut tree inspires the form of a library.

The new cultural centre consolidates a public library and a school of music and dance.
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Cultural Centre in Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon by Ateliers O-S

PARIS – A Parisian suburb features a new, elevated cultural centre.

Väven occupies a waterfront block and another lying just to the north, creating a link between the existing street grid and the redeveloped river walk.
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Väven by Snøhetta and White Arkitekter

UMEÅ – The designers named the complex Väven after the Swedish word meaning ‘weave’, a fitting metaphor for the confluence of so many distinct programs under one roof.

The renovation’s focal point is a dramatic spiral staircase that now ascends into the library’s atrium.
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Strasbourg National University Library by ANMA

STRASBOURG – The BNU in Strasbourg reopens this month after a massive rehabilitation lead by ANMA, who were inspired by the building’s monumental roots.