AD Round Up: Libraries Part II

Our very first Round Up was a selection of previously featured libraries. Since then we’ve published several more. So to start this week’s Round Up, we bring you our second selection, including central libraries for cities, a library for a university, and also a private library.

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN The Seattle Central Library redefines the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to the book, but as an information store where all potent forms of media-new and old-are presented equally and legibly. In an age where information can be accessed anywhere, it is the simultaneity of all media (read more…)

Villanueva’s Public Library / Meza + Piñol + Ramírez + Torres If sustainable buildings can be understood as the resourceful result from the use of local materials, local workforce, economical restrictions, climatic particularities and a projected low maintenance, the Public Library for the tropical city of Villanueva in Colombia can be understood as such (read more…)

Private library / ERERAS Arquitectos To design a piece of contemporary architecture on the roof of an Art deco building in the Condado area, is a task that must consider the balance between the new and existing structures and its visual impact from the street. In search of a subtle dialogue between these two structures, a linear terrace removed from the edge of the building (read more…)

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Actur Library / Carroquino Finner Arquitectos Located in the intersection of the streets Pedro Laín Entralgo and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, the Library appears before his immediate environment as an element with urban presence. Actur is a neighborhood in expansion from the 70-80`s, with a bland grid of big avenues and an intensive residential development (read more…)

Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan Once again, Iwan Baan shared with us another impresive photoset. This time, we are presenting the Tama Art University Library in Tokyo, Japan, by Toyo Ito (picture here)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Libraries Part II" 08 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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