Tag: Library

Enlargement National German Library \ Gabriele Glöckler

Enlargement National German Library \ Gabriele Glöckler

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• November 17, 2013 • Comments (1)

The fourth extension of the German National Library in Leipzig is bold and unconventional. According to the architect, Gabriele Glöckler: “The concept ‘envelope – cover – contents’ translates the function of the building into architecture. “Function creates form”, is the architect’s motto. “The contents are protected by a compact cover around the repository area. A […]

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Kulturbau 'Forum Confluentes'  \ Benthem Crouwel Architects

Kulturbau ‘Forum Confluentes’ \ Benthem Crouwel Architects

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• June 23, 2013 • Comments (0)

Benthem Crouwel Architects has completed the Kulturbau ‘Forum Confluentes’ in Koblenz, Germany. The project consists of the Mall Forum Mittelrhein and the Koblenz. The Forum Mittelrhein is a shopping mall and the Kulturbau houses the public library, the Mittelrhein Museum and the tourist information of Koblenz. + Architect’s statement from Benthem Crouwel Architects The project […]

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Arup supports ALA win Helsinki Central Library competition

Arup supports ALA win Helsinki Central Library competition

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• June 20, 2013 • Comments (0)

ALA Architects, a Helsinki-based architectural firm supported by Arup Ireland, was announced as the winner of the international design competition for this new library. The project is the new benchmark for energy consumption in a modern high-technology library facility. The Architectural concept has required us to develop an economic structural solution combining a 3D arched […]

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Competition entry: Setubal Public Library \ AND-RÉ

Competition entry: Setubal Public Library \ AND-RÉ

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• June 16, 2013 • Comments (0)

AND-RÉ recently has designed a design proposal for the competition entry for Setubal Public Library. + Statement from AND-RÉ SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY A project that depicts the essential foundations of the current office philosophy and our vision of architectural and methodological approach facing the contemporary reality. A project developed based on concepts that favour a social […]

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Competition Entry: Taichung City Cultural Centre \ Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning

Competition Entry: Taichung City Cultural Centre \ Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning

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• June 5, 2013 • Comments (0)

Taichung City Cultural Centre defines the northern arrival gateway to Taichung Gateway Park, providing a public hub to the overall master plan. As the entry sequence into urban fabric, our proposal reflects the New City’s philosophy of combining nature and innovative technology. The Taichung City Cultural Centre portrays our vision as the threshold for Taichung […]

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"LIGHTS OF THE VALLEY FOREST" Library \ ETT architecture | design | research

“LIGHTS OF THE VALLEY FOREST” Library \ ETT architecture | design | research

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• May 15, 2013 • Comments (0)

Daegu lies within a gentle bowl of land defined by the surrounding forested hillslopes. We wanted the landscape of this valley to become the building. The geography of the place thus shapes a new trough-shaped public space. A public space that through its metaphorical character shall strike a deep connect to the city’s geography and […]

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Daegu Gosan Public Library \ Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Adrian Yau

Daegu Gosan Public Library \ Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Adrian Yau

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• April 29, 2013 • Comments (1)

The cultural importance of the public library lies within the inherent power of the knowledge which it holds. This knowledge can be a significant life-altering force for the patrons of the library and furthermore within the larger community which it serves. The methods by which this information is contained and transmitted are continually evolving, yet […]

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Culture Island \ UGO architecture

Culture Island \ UGO architecture

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• March 7, 2013 • Comments (0)

Culture island – model of a public library for a small towns up to 15 thousand inhabitants. The starting point for creating the architectural concept of a model municipal public library was the research carried out in 2010 by the Office for Readership Research of the National Library and the Public Opinion Research Centre TNS […]

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Golden Gate Valley Branch Library \ Tom Eliot Fisch + Paulett Taggart Architects

Golden Gate Valley Branch Library \ Tom Eliot Fisch + Paulett Taggart Architects

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• December 7, 2012 • Comments (0)

As part of the San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program, Tom Eliot Fisch and Paulett Taggart Architects renovated the historic Golden Gate Valley Branch Library in the city’s Cow Hollow neighborhood. Completed in 1918 as a Carnegie library, the two-level brick and terra cotta Beaux-Arts structure was designed by Ernest Coxhead in the […]

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Competition Entry: The Helsinki library \ PAR

Competition Entry: The Helsinki library \ PAR

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• November 27, 2012 • Comments (1)

The cityscape in all its variety—the idyllic Baltic Sea, the broad expanse of skyline dotted with spires, and the urbanized plane of Töölönlahti was the incentive to design a building that concentrates on the vertical. In contrast to the other buildings in the Töölönlahti District, an essential component of the design involved creating a public […]

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