Archive for the ‘Library’ Category
Friday, June 27th, 2014
Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
The Generalitat and the Institut Català d’Estudis Mediterranis, ICEM wishes to create an important and prestigious cultural institution, the Mediterranean Cultural Center. Located in Barcelona, the M.C.C., will be representative of the cultural and economical dynamism of Catalonia, and will consolidate Barcelona as the capital city of the Mediterranean Culture.
The MCC is essentially composed of four entities:
- A museum of natural history and cultural history.
- The multimedia library of the Mediterranean..
- A center of study and investigation.
- A conference center.
Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
- Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (Vanessa Cólliga)
- Project: Mediterranean Cultural Centre
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Lobby, Reception, Information, Restauration and Retail: Gross 7,650m2 Net 6,090 m2
- Natural History and Cultural History Museum: Gross 16,000m2 Net 12,370m2
- Library: Gross 8,000m2 Net 6,900m2
- Center of studies: Gross 1,800 m2 Net 1,330m2
- Conference center: Gross 2,500m2 Net 1,920m2
- Administration: Gross 6,450m2 Net 4,700m2
- Parking: Gross 2,000m2 Net 2,500m2
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Article source: ADEPT
The new library at Dalarna University, Dalarna Media Library, is now officially open to the public. The building that reinterprets the library in a multifunctional design is laid out as an approximately 3.000 m2 ’spiral of knowledge’ that naturally integrates into the surrounding landscape at the Dalarna University Campus in Falun, Sweden.
Image Courtesy © KAARE VIEMOSE
- Architects: ADEPT
- Project: DALARNA MEDIA LIBRARY
- Location: HÖGSKOLAN DALARNA, 791 88 FALUN, Sweden
- Photography: KAARE VIEMOSE, WILHELM REJNUS & LINUS FLODIN
- COMPETITION TEAM: ADEPT, RAMBØLL, SOU FUJIMOTO, TOPOTEK1, BOSCH & FJORD
- CLIENT: FÖRVALTNINGSBOLAGET HÖGSKOLEFASTIGHETEN AB
- CONTRACTOR: HMB CONSTRUCTION AB
- SIZE: 3.000 M2
- BUDGET: 120 MIO SEK
- YEAR: 2014
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Article source: Renderus
The Multifunctional building in Coldstream is design for multi-purpose cultural events and office space.
The Coldstream gallery creates a new urban space that enriches the diversity of cultural life and expresses the dynamism of an institution looking to the future.
The Coldstream gallery design promotes a multidisciplinary environment by connecting the variety of programs, establishing a collective culture research where many contributions and innovations can feed off each other.
Image Courtesy © Renderus
- Architects: Renderus
- Project: Coldstream Gallery
- Location: Coldstream, Scotland
- Work started in: 2014
- Main structure is: steel
- Height: 62m
- Total area: 6000 m²
- Number of floors: 18
- Status: Current works
- Type: Cultural, Waterfront, Office Buildings, Business Centers, Museums, Libraries.
- 3D Visualisation: Renderus.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Article source: 4PLIUS architects
The idea behind this project was simple and symbolic at the same time: books, the essence of knowledge, communication and cultural tradition. As the function of a public library requires, it is open to everyone – and that is why the shape of a transparent cube, a shining body at night has been chosen. As if books follow the precept of the first Lithuanian book inviting “take me and read me”…
Image Courtesy © R.Urbakavicius
- Architects: 4PLIUS architects (Donaldas Trainauskas , Darius Baliukevicius)
- Project: Public Library of A.& M. Miskiniai
- Location: Utena, Lithuania
- Photography: R.Urbakavicius
- Constructor: Vytas Merkevicius
- Area: 3.500 sqm
- Year: 2008
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Article source: Pascal Arquitectos
Why build a library today? seems absurd, it would be more logical to build a museum for books.
This would be like a mausoleum, a masterpiece of our last president who in a patron’s act wanted to be remembered and transcend through its materiality.His intentions were to mimic what was done with the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; to trigger the real estate recovery of the zone by creating added value to de adjacent land.
Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos
- Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
- Project: Jose Vasconcelos Public Library
- Location: Mexico City, Mexico
- Software used: it is drawn in AutoCAD
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Article source: Khosla Associates
The brief for this house was a well articulated document that delved into the nuances of how this family of 3 wanted to live. The family, comprising an entrepreneur-industrialist, married to a bohemian writer and with a teenage daughter, wanted the house to reflect the diverse range of their lives.
Image Courtesy © Shamanth Patil J.
- Architects and Interior Design: Khosla Associates
- Project: The Library House
- Location: Bangalore, India
- Photography: Shamanth Patil J.
- Principal designers: Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
- Design team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand and Priyanka Sams
- Clients: Nikhil Kumar and Lavanya Sankaran
- Civil Contractors: JJ Constructions Pvt. Ltd.
- Structural Engineer: S & S Associates.
- Landscape: Dewa Kusuma, Bali.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Article source: DONAIRE ARQUITECTOS
Restoration of the “Los Reales de Almonte” Warehouse for use as a public library, and School of Arts (Music, Dance and Art). The project is centred on a warehouse registered as being of Cultural Interest.
It is situated in the “Culture City” in Almonte, next to the town’s new Theatre and enclosed within a public square.
Specifically, the library is located in a wine cellar, typical of the local area. The building is 78m long and 10,5m wide, with a total area of 821 m² The building is open on 3 sides.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda
- Architects: DONAIRE ARQUITECTOS
- Project: PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSIC SCHOOL
- Location: Almonte, Spain
- Photography: Fernando Alda
- Project year: 2004-2010
- Client: Almonte Town Hall
- Area: 1.725,00 m²
- Budget: 828.214,10 €
- Architect authors: Juan Pedro Donaire Barbero
- Architect team: Jesús Núñez Bootello, Ignacio Núñez Bootello , Carmela Domínguez Asencio , Tibisay Cañas Fuentes , Beatriz Hacar Hernández , Juan Vega Espinar , David Rapado Moreno , Delia Pacheco Donaire , Pablo Baruc García Gómez.
- Engineering: Javier Drake Canela , Guillermo Márquez Villanueva, Alfonso Buiza Camacho.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Article source: Triptyque Architecture
The multimedia library of Osny was designed by Triptyque’s architects as a covered urban space : an extension of the public space. The project draws freeing up the architectural plan, reducing the boundaries between inside and outside. The building is designed like a hall, emphasizing spatial fluidity and scalability of interior spaces for future adaptations.
Image Courtesy © Triptyque Architecture
- Architects: Triptyque Architecture
- Project: Multimedia library
- Location: Osny 95, France
- Photography: Triptyque Architecture
- Project owner: Mairie d’Osny
- Mastery of work: Triptyque (agent architect) / Bidard &Raissi (architect associate)
- Program: Médiathèque BBC
- Mission: basis mission
- Surface SHON: 1487 m²
- Plot area: 2150 m²
- Budget: 3,65M€
- Planning: under construction
- Delivery: Avril 2015
- Partner: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud et Olivier Raffaelli
- General Coordinator: Morgan Rapy
- Project Manager: Damien Murat
- Technical Consultancy TCE: Arcadis
- Acoustician: Tisseyre & associés
- General Firm: Fayolle & Fils
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
The Eemhuis combines a number of existing cultural institutes in the city of Amersfoort: the city library, the exposition center, the heritage archives and a school for dance, music and visual arts. It is located on an urban redevelopment area close to the city center.
Image Courtesy © Daria Scagliola en Stijn Brakkee + Neutelings Riedijk Architects
- Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
- Project: LIBRARY, MUSEUM AND ART SCHOOL “EEMHUIS”
- Location: Amersfoort, The Netherlands
- Photography: Daria Scagliola en Stijn Brakkee + Neutelings Riedijk Architects
- Surface area: 16.000 m2
- Client: City of Amersfoort, Stadhuisplein 1, 3811 LM Amersfoort
- Desig: 2006
- Start construction: 2011
- Opening spring: 2014
- Structural desig: ABT Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek, Delft, Velp , The Netherlands
- Building physics: DGMR Raadgevend Ingenieurs, Arnhem, The Netherlands
- Installation design: HE Adviseurs, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Cost managment: BBN Adviseurs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- General contarctor: Dura Vermeer Bouw bv, Hengelo, The Netherlands
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
The building and its location
The media library is pointing at three directions: East, West and South. These are making up the three images and views of the building.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly
- Architects: OPUS 5 Architectes
- Project: MEDIA LIBRARY
- Location: BRITTANY, FRANCE
- Photography: Luc Boegly and Bruno DECARIS
- Project owner: Ville de Pontivy
- Project management: Opus 5 architectes, Structural engineer Batiserf, Fluids engineer Louis Cholet, Acoustic engineer Impedance, Economist Bureau Michel Forgue,
- Program: construction of a media library and public archives
- Area: 2 700m²
- Cost of works: 5.2M€ HT
- Schedule: Delivery September 2013