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Los Gatos Library \ Noll & Tam architects

Los Gatos Library \ Noll & Tam architects

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• September 15, 2012 • Comments (0)

Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside, the two-story, 30,250-square-foot Los Gatos Library provides a visual connection between the Town’s historic Pageant Park and the adjacent Civic Center. The design concept is based on the lantern, which in architectural terms suggests an open, light-filled structure. Daytime illumination optimizes the use of natural daylight, with […]

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El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center \ Noll & Tam architects

El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center \ Noll & Tam architects

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• September 7, 2012 • Comments (0)

In 1972, a group of El Cerrito residents decided to create a recycling center and asked the city council for a small patch of land that had previously housed a rock quarry and then a landfill. The operation was so successful that it outgrew its volunteer roots, and the city took over operations in 1977. […]

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Valley-Hi North Laguna Library \ Noll & Tam Architects

Valley-Hi North Laguna Library \ Noll & Tam Architects

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• October 19, 2011 • Comments (1)

The innovative features in this new library include a daylight-filled floor plan, a natural ventilation tower, and the use of insulated concrete panels to keep the interior cool in the warm summer months. The library sets a new standard for sustainability in a civic building, and meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold […]

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