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Public School 158 Bayard Taylor Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Architects: A*PT ARCHITECTURE Location: 1458 York Avenue, New York, NY 10075, USA Area: 0.0 m2 Year: 2011 Photography: Courtesy of Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani

Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Bayard Taylor Library is situated in a primary school, an historic building designed in 1895 by C.R.J. Snyder.

This library is a sequence of interlocked functions articulated by the undulating high ceiling and stimulating lighting pattern above.

Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Functions include a class room with modular tables that can be combined in various configurations for meetings and conferences; ergonomic chairs; computer areas; lounge areas and story telling area with low-shelving accessible to the children and perimeter bookshelves.

There is a play between the existing old structure and the new contemporary insert: the poured rubber flooring and the undulating ceiling with lighting are inserted in the old room; while the wood paneling with integrated shelving, reminiscent of the old libraries, is attached to the existing walls.

Materials used are low VOC and environmentally friendly: Poured rubber flooring Wood paneling Gypsum board ceiling Energy efficient fluorescent light fixtures

Furniture is modular and seating is ergonomic.

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Cite:Fabian Cifuentes. "Public School 158 Bayard Taylor Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE" 13 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/436341/public-school-158-bayard-taylor-library-atelier-pagnamenta-torriani/>