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West Berkeley Public Library in California by Harley Ellis Devereaux

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Article source: Harley Ellis Devereaux

The City of Berkeley sought to construct a library that would both serve as a model for sustainable design as well as a community hub for its culturally diverse neighborhood. With the existing library spatially out of date for contemporary requirements and future adaptability, the design team recommended the construction of a new zero net energy (ZNE) structure. Extensive study had revealed the embodied energy required to construct a new ZNE facility would be offset by the ongoing cost of maintaining the existing structure within one year’s time.

Harley Ellis Devereaux sought to construct a zero net energy library that would fulfill the city’s climate action plan and serve as a community hub for the neighborhood, Image Courtesy © Harley Ellis Devereaux

Harley Ellis Devereaux sought to construct a zero net energy library that would fulfill the city’s climate action plan and serve as a community hub for the neighborhood, Image Courtesy © Harley Ellis Devereaux

  • Architects: Harley Ellis Devereaux
  • Project: West Berkeley Public Library
  • Location: Berkeley, California, US
  • Project Size: 9,500 square feet
  • Project Date: December 2013

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Library of Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by atelier PRO architekten

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: atelier PRO architekten

The library building of the Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam on the Oude Turfmarkt forms an entrance gateway to a unique collection. One of the centres of medieval literature is seated here in Amsterdam. The complex is a listed building and is a part of the historical canal-side facade. Research on the development of the historical facade played a role in the concept forming for this library.

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

  • Architects: atelier PRO architekten
  • Project: Library of Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Board of Governors of the University of Amsterdam
  • Commission: 1999
  • Realization: 2007
  • Gross floor area: 6,151 m²
  • Project architect: Hans van Beek, Dorte Kristensen,with Wessel Reinders
  • Project leader: Fred Alebregtse
  • Interior architect: Merkx+Girod architecten (more…)

AMBIENT LIGHT in Chicago, Illinois by Guillaume Mazars Architecture

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: Guillaume Mazars Architecture

Project for a kiosk on the lakefront of Chicago.  Waterfronts are special places. A meeting point between earth and sea, the horizon is exposed. More than elsewhere the sky is present, it illuminates and color permeates the place. The project aims to exacerbate this feeling by framing the views and accentuating the light of the moment.

EXTERIOR VIEW_LIBRARY- BOOK SHOP, Image Courtesy © Guillaume Mazars Architecture

EXTERIOR VIEW_LIBRARY- BOOK SHOP, Image Courtesy © Guillaume Mazars Architecture

  • Architects: Guillaume Mazars Architecture
  • Project: AMBIENT LIGHT
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

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North End Free Library and Public Bench Designed by TCA/Thier + Curran Architects in Hamilton, Canada

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: TCA/Thier + Curran Architects

North End Free Library and Public Bench Designed by TCA Architects Opens in Hamilton  (Hamilton, Ontario) – July 24, 2015 – The North End Free Library is open and lending books in Hamilton. This tactical urbanism intervention is a ‘take a book, leave a book’ gathering place – a civic gesture and public amenity that blurs the lines between public and private. It is about creating community and celebrating literacy in Hamilton’s waterfront North End neighbourhood.

Exterior view of bench and library cabinet, Image Courtesy © TCA/Thier + Curran Architects

Exterior view of bench and library cabinet, Image Courtesy © TCA/Thier + Curran Architects

  • Architects: TCA/Thier + Curran Architects
  • Project: North End Free Library and Public Bench
  • Location: Hamilton, Ontario
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Type: Public Library / Street Furniture / Sculpture / Object Architecture
  •  Status: Completed July 2015

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Suzhou library building in China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Article source: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)

Fully automated high-bay storage for seven million books – a unique facility in China; opening scheduled for 2017

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the design competition for the new construction of the Suzhou Library in China. The start of construction has been scheduled for 2016 and the opening of the complex for the end of 2017.

Entrance of library, Image Courtesy © Willmore CG

Entrance of library, Image Courtesy © Willmore CG

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Suzhou library building in China
  • Location: Suzhou,China
  • Photography: Willmore CG
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Yan Lüji, Kong Buhong
  • Competition design team: Martin Friedrich, Kong Buhong, Pan Mei Ren Peiying, Fabian Schlitt, Kan Lijing, Mustafa Obaid, Wang Yiqun, Zhang Bowei
  • Team realization: Bai Yunjie, Martin Friedrich, Kong Buhong, Li Chen, Pan Mei, Yan Lüji, Yao Yao (more…)

Library of Fougères in France by TETRARC architecte

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Article source:  TETRARC architecte 

Tetrarc  realised the building and the interior design.

Image Courtesy © S_CHALMEAU

Image Courtesy © S_CHALMEAU

  • Architects: TETRARC architecte mandataire 
  • Project: Library of Fougères
  • Location: Fougères, France
  • Photography: S_CHALMEAU
  • Client: Fougères Communauté
  • Team: Jean-Pierre Macé, Rémi Tymen
  • Program: Construction de la médiathèque BDIV (Bibliothèque Départementale d’llle et Vilaine) de Fougères, aménagement intérieur et conception du mobilier.
  • Surface: 4 238 m²
  • Cost: 5,3 M€ HT
  • Calendar: 2007_2008

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Primary School “Los Cercadillos” in Alcalá de Guadaíra, Spain by ae3arquitectura

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Article source: ae3arquitectura

The site where we developed the extension of the existing school is located in the southeast of Alcala de Guadaira, a new urbanized area called \”Los Cercadillos \”; the neighborhood is still in development, ending its limit towards the Guadaira River in the south.

Image Courtesy © ae3arquitectura

Image Courtesy © ae3arquitectura

  • Architects: ae3arquitectura
  • Project: Primary School “Los Cercadillos”
  • Location:  Alcalá de Guadaíra, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad and 3Dstudio

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Artist Studio/Residence in Woodstock, New York by Gans studio

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Article source: Gans studio

The studio residence is a free-standing building that completes an ensemble of experience and use in relation to a pre-existing house and a landscape. The new building contains a small drawing studio, workroom and kiln tucked beneath a library and a bedroom suite that overlook a double height sculpture space. It connects to the pre-existing house via two bridges: an upper bridge that extends from the living room to a new roof garden floating before the Catskills; and a lower bridge that ties the studio back into the hillside.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo

Image Courtesy © Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo

  • Architects: Gans studio
  • Project: Artist Studio/Residence
  • Location: Old Wagon Road, Woodstock, 12498, New York, US
  • Photography: Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo
  • Software used: vector works
  • Client: Arlene Shechet
  • Project Team: Amy Magida, Adam Ganser, Maryjane Starks, Isobel Herbold
  • Builder: Hank Starr Builders
  • Engineer: WA Scribner PE
  • Completion Date: 2011

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GP offiice in Trento, Italy by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Article source:  Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti

The office design of a property company is composed of the hall, three offices, the conference room, the library, the archives and the bathrooms.

Image Courtesy © Carlo Baroni

Image Courtesy © Carlo Baroni

  • Architects: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
  • Project: GP offiice
  • Location: Trento, Italy
  • Photography:  Carlo Baroni
  • Client: corporate
  • Team: Burnazzi Elisa arch., Feltrin Davide arch.

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Zaanstad Cultural Cluster in Netherlands by MVRDV

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

Since 2001, the centre of Zaanstad has been transformed to agree with the style of the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site the Zaanse Schans. Architectural highlights of this requirement include the city hall in shape of oversized Zaan houses and the Inntel hotel, which appears as a large stack of the same green houses. The new Cultural Cluster is the next step in this urban plan. The question was raised of how to continue the Zaan style given these existing variations of the traditional house, and also how to secure a clear identity for each of the established cultural institutions within the larger envelope of a single building.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Zaanstad Cultural Cluster
  • Location: Zaanstad, Netherlands
  • Client: Gemeente Zaanstad, Netherlands
  • Credits: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Klaas Hofman, Gerard Heerink, Luca Moscelli, Rebecca Pröbster, Brygida Zawadzka, Hannah Knudsen, Bart Dankers, Carlo Cattó, CostanzaCuccato
  • Partners:
    • Engineering: Royal Haskoning DHV, Netherlands
    • TheatreAdvice: Bureau Theateradvies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Lighting Design: Viabizzuno, Italy
  • Size & Program: 7.500 m2 cultural cluster includinga film house, a library, a performing and visual arts centre, a pop music centre, a music school, a centre for design and a local radio station
  • Year: 2015-
  • Budget: Undisclosed

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