Archive for the ‘Library’ Category
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: Metropolis Communication
The architect Jean-Pierre Lott has just delivered the new media library of Vitrolles. Located in the heart of the district of Les Pins, it symbolizes the renewal of the town center.
Vitrolles, like many cities on the periphery of great metropolises, grew too quickly. A victim of the urbanization of the 1960s, it went from the status of little Provençal village with about a thousand inhabitants, to a bedroom community comprised of soulless apartment buildings.
Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti
- Architects: Jean-Pierre Lott
- Project: Vitrolles Media Library
- Location: 1 place de la liberté, avenue des Salyen, 13127 Vitrolles, France
- Photography: Aldo Amoretti
- Client: City of Vitrolles
- Client representative: Icade
- TCE engineering consultant: OTEIS
- HQE engineering consultant: OASIIS
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: MGS Architects
Since its opening in 1984, Bendigo Library has proved both popular and successful, welcoming almost 500,000 users through its doors each year and providing membership services to 40,000 people.
Adjacent to the stately Bendigo Town Hall, and positioned at the gateway to the Hargreaves Mall shopping precinct, the building is ideally placed to embody the principles of access and communication, which are so important to a confident, caring community.
Image Courtesy © Latreille Delage Photography
- Architects: MGS Architects
- Project: Bendigo Library
- Location: Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Latreille Delage Photography
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: Kimmel Eshkolot architects
Creating a new urban plaza, the project includes studios for dance, music, sports and a library. Completed in 2016.
The community center includes a variety of spaces, such as an arts and crafts workshop, music rooms, dance studios, martial-arts studios, a multi-purpose hall and a ‘youth wing’. Next to the main building is a library, which operates as a multi-media center, attracting visitors of all ages for a variety of activities. The two buildings are designed to operate together and separately.
Image Courtesy © Kimmel Eshkolot architects
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Article source: 2XJ Architects
The new interior design for the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania was created in the context of the renovation of the building which was originally constructed in 1963. Many elements including interior spaces, plan structure, interior elements and finishing materials are protected by strict heritage regulations. Therefore the interior spaces essentially were left intact, many interior elements and materials were restored or recreated. Many new functions were introduced within the existing spaces on the six floors of the building. New functional zones include few hundred working spaces for visitors, spaces for co-working, coffee shops, conference room, gallery, recording studio, cinema room, arts incubator, daycare centre and more. A lot of attention was dedicated to the aesthetic solutions highlighting the relation between “the old“ and “the new“. The aim was to make a clear distinction rather than moderating between the two. A modern homogeneous structure of black furniture and other interior elements was created, which forms a new identity for the library. The modular furniture system is minimalist in style, pretentious forms were avoided. Some of the elements were as large as 6 meter in height corresponding to the large scale of interior spaces.
Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas
- Architects: 2XJ Architects
- Project: National library of Lithuania
- Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
- Photography: Leonas Garbačauskas
- Lead Architects: Jokūbas Jurgelis, Laimis Valančiūnas, Jurga Marcinauskaitė
- Area: 6100m2
- Completion Year: 2016
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Article source: bgp arquitectura
The library located in two bays at the north side of the north-west patio at La Ciudadela. It was created to place the Antonio Castro Leal’s personal library, it was projected a transparent area in which the bookcases are attached on the walls to full height, these vertical elements in dark wood make the contrast with horizontal planes (floors) in light wood and translucent glass, so too the furniture in white. Despite the open space, one can distinguish four different areas: the reception, the teamwork area, personal reading area and the research area.
Image Courtesy © bgp arquitectura
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Article source: Carlos Arroyo Architects
Compact and Flexible
One of the major challenges of the project was to combine at the ground floor level the required flexibility for a multifunctional and public space, and allowing at the same time the possibility to locate 30.000 books of the library. The system proposed to solve this issue was a three-dimensional version of the Cervantes Institute Logo. Orthogal geometries created by thick red lines which limit undefined spaces. One can move between this lines full of books and spend some time sitting on the benches located on the hallways or going out to wider spaces to enjoy the lecture at the café. The books work also as a storefront background. The activities allocated in this floor are visible from the street as a way to highlight its public essence. A domestic library, a coffee hall, a multifunctional space with stands or the information displayed on the monitors.
Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman + Rocío Romero (Imagen Subliminal)
- Architects: Carlos Arroyo Architects
- Project: The Cervantes Institute
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Miguel de Guzman + Rocío Romero (Imagen Subliminal)
- Client: Instituto Cervantes
- Project Leader: Vanessa Cerezo
- Design team: Alexander Krol, David Jiménez Iniesta, Paula Currás e Iciar Arboledas
- Constructor: Plaintec
- Video Music: Johnny Haway – My gun do error
- Competition Design: July 2015
- Implementation Design: September 2015
- Construction: December 2015 – April 2016
Friday, March 17th, 2017
Article source: K2S Architects
Maunula House is the central cultural and learning hub of a neighborhood being renewed. Located next to Maunula park in the center of the neighborhood of Maunula, the building is a center of public services to local residents of all ages. The library, the youth center and the adult education center cooperate seamlessly, enabling the co-usage and a high utilization rate of the spaces.
Image Courtesy © Mika Huisman
- Architects: K2S Architects (Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen)
- Project: Maunula House
- Location: Metsäpurontie 4, 00630 Helsinki, Finland
- Photography: Mika Huisman
- Client: City of Helsinki Real Estate Department / Erja Erra, Mika Malkki
- Design team: Jaakko West, Elina Koivisto, Tommi Terästö, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Tommi Mauno, Juho Vuolteenaho, Petri Ullakko, Matti Wäre, Tuuli Kanerva, Antti Soini
- Interior design: K2S Architects
- Structural design: Pontek Engineering / Kari Saarivirta
- HVAC: Äyräväinen Engineering / Jukka Issakainen
- Electrical: Stacon Engineering / Kalevi Hämäläinen
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Article source: v2com
The Wangari Muta Maathai House Johannesburg, South Africa Boogertman + Partners Architects
The Wangari Muta Maathai House is envisaged as a living memorial – a forum for experiential learning for all Kenyans, Africans and peoples of the globe. Unfolding the life of Wangari Maathai, in an intimate facility, will enable visitors to understand her commitment to human rights, environmental conservation and promoting the culture of peace.
View from the Water Element, Image Courtesy © Boogertman + Partners Architects
- Architects: Boogertman + Partners Architects
- Project: The Wangari Muta Maathai House
- Location: Nairobi, Kenya
- Client: The Wangari Muta Maathai Foundation
- Project Directors: Bob van Bebber, Johann de Wet
- Team: Judith Paterson, Dilushka Barlow
- Site area: 8.2 Acres
- Green Belt Movement Offices area: 2.2 Acres
- Wangari Maathai Foundation area: 6 Acres
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Article source: mOrphosis architects
The Kolon Group, based in Seoul, is a diverse corporation whose activities range from textiles, chemicals, and sustainable technologies, to original clothing lines in the athletic and ready-to-wear fashion markets. Between the group’s 38 divisions, Kolon covers research, primary material manufacture, and product construction – a unique configuration that enables the company to capitalize on its own resources and advances, and to forge innovative collaborations between divisions. Supporting this collaborative model was a primary goal behind the design of Kolon’s new Corporate Headquarters and Research Facilities. Bringing researchers, leadership, and designers together in one location, the building combines flexible laboratory facilities with executive offices and active social spaces that encourage greater interaction and exchange across the company.
Image Courtesy © Morphosis Architects
- Architects: mOrphosis architects
- Project: Kolon Future Research Park
- Location: Magok Industrial Park, Seoul, Korea
- Client: Kolon Industries, Inc.
- Visualization: Jasmine Park, Sam Tannenbaum
- Design Director: Thom Mayne
- Project Principal: Eui-Sung Yi
- Project Manager: Sung-Bum Lim
- Project Architects: Ji-Young Jon, Sung-Soo Lim, Zach Pauls, Aaron Ragan
- Project Designers: Daniel Pruske, Natalia Traverso-Caruana
- Project Team: Ilaria Campi, Yoon Her, Meari Kim, Sarah Kott, Michelle Lee, Jung Jae Park, Go-Woon Seo, Pablo Zunzunegui