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Ballyroan Parish Centre in Dublin, Ireland by Box Architecture

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Article source: Box Architecture

The client, South Dublin County Council, approached our office to refurbish and extend the existing library of Marian Road in Ballyroan, Rathfarnham in 2006. The brief expanded and, as part of the project, we were asked to look at refurbishing the existing community centre, which was in need of upgrading to modern space and environmental standards. It became quite evident early on that the extent of area required for the pastoral element was too large and a separate building was required.

Timber elements mark the transition between openness and enclosure : Image Courtesy Paul Tierney

  • Architects: Box Architecture
  • Project: Ballyroan Parish Centre
  • Location: Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland
  • Photography: Paul Tierney
  • Design Team: Gary Mongey, Ashlene Ross, Terry Murphy
  • Software used: Revit


Standing Shelves – G_Library in Daegu, Korea by TheeAe LTD

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: TheeAe LTD

Design Concept

The advanced technology of reading materials by computer, Kindle and even cell‐phone devices helps people easily access to information even way much more than what library could provide in last decades. Therefore, the main function of library seems to have a change in order to accommodate the current trend of getting and providing information.

Image Courtesy TheeAe LTD

  • Architects: TheeAe LTD
  • Project: Standing Shelves – G_Library
  • Location: 571‐1, Shinmae‐dong, Suseong‐gu, Daegu Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
  • Site Area: 2,080 sm
  • Construction Size : Basement 1,3 floors above‐ground
  • Total floor area: 3,146 sm
  • Building Cost: KW7,800,000,000 / USD 7,000,000 M.
  • Software used: Rhino and 3d max


Cairo National Library in Egypt by Seeding Office

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Seeding Office

Traditionally, Egypt was known as the gift of the Nile, ever since Herodotus simply stated that “without the Nile, there is no Egypt, because where the Nile overflows its banks, the land is green, and where the water’s influence stops, the desert begins. Egypt is the Gift of the Nile, the only place in the world where a river dares to cut across a thousand miles of desert to reach the sea, creating a civilization along its course”.

We have chosen Water as a symbolic guide for the whole project, aiming to evoke the deepest roots of Egyptian culture and imagine the building itself as an element generated by the river’s life.

Image Courtesy © Seeding Office

  • Architects: Seeding Office
  • Project: Cairo National Library
  • Location: Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3dS Max with V-ray, Photoshop


Jiaxing University Library & Media Center in China by LYCS Architecture

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Article source: LYCS Architecture

With the new winning competition entry for the Jiaxing University Library & Media Center, LYCS seeks to break antiquated design conventions by intelligently negotiating contemporary architectural design into the traditional Chinese campus. Surrounded by rich woods and luscious water, the 42000m2 library plays with hierarchy – the hierarchy of multiple, increasingly private spaces; the hierarchy of the pace of spatial experience; and the hierarchy of introversion and extroversion.

Image Courtesy LYCS Architecture

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Jiaxing University Library & Media Center
  • Location: Jiaxing, China
  • Architect of Record: Architectural Planning Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University ofTechnology
  • Project Leader: RUAN Hao, Devin Jernigan, ZHAN Yuan
  • Project Team: VedranaPuhalo, JIN Shanliang, Max Peterschmidt, LI Yan, CHEN Rong
  • Project Period: 2012-2014
  • Size: 42,000 sqm
  • Images: Courtesy of LYCS Architecture


Design Proposal Ljubljana Library in Ljubljana, Slovenia by BARCODE Architects

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Article source: BARCODE Architects

Prominently sited at a junction in the heart of perhaps the most important academic centre in Eastern Europe, the 20.000m2 NUK II building seeks to become a compelling architectural landmark. Although the given plot was of great complexity, the proposal of BARCODE Architects presents a clever and pure univocal shape. By making the design compact and by moving volume from its base to the top, the building makes way and shows the characteristic ruins of Roman Emona on site, while at the same time this creates a public square along the important city junction. The cantilevers created are aligned with the adjacent blocks to generate a uniform street view and a well-balanced town scape.

National Library Slovenia

  • Architects: BARCODE Architects
  • Project: Design Proposal Ljubljana Library
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Stage: Competition design
  • Client: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
  • Area: 20.000m²


Livraria Da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil by Isay Weinfeld

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Article source: Isay Weinfeld

The Livraria da Vila is the result of the refurbishment of a two-story house, built on a very narrow plot in São Paulo.

From start, it was clear an open plan was needed, as to better arrange products and circulation. For that reason, significant structural alterations were performed to the existing building, such as the incorporation of metal parts that would make it possible to displace the pillars to the outer sections of the building, and reinforce its foundations.

Livraria Da Vila

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Project: Livraria Da Vila
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Collaborator: Domingos Pascali
  • Project Manager: Monica Cappa
  • Team: Marcelo Alvarenga / Juliana Garcia / Leandro Garcia
  • Date Of Commission: Sept 2006
  • Date Of Completion: Apr 2007
  • Built Area: 790 m²


Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

This New Orleans neighborhood library is comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. One building is a historically significant bungalow built as a residence in 1917, sited prominently on the corner of South Broad Street and Napoleon Avenue. The other building, built in 1993 specifically to function as a library, was home to the main reading room and stock areas. Both buildings were severely flooded by levee breaks attributed to Hurricane Katrina. The bungalow was salvaged and raised for future flood prevention, but the modern addition was deemed necessary for replacement by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Image Courtesy Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Software used: majority of the design work done in AutoCAD and Sketch up. Some Rhino was used on the tail end of the project.


Ashby Free Public Library in Massachusetts by The Galante Architecture Studio

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

The Ashby Free Public Library is a passive solar building, intended to serve as a model for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The project is an 8,000 SF addition to an existing masonry library. The two-story structure houses a children’s library on the lower level. The upper level contains a young adult’s area, main adult library, periodicals, and director’s offices. The resulting efficient plan separates children’s, and adults programming, while allowing integration on various levels.

Adult reading room


University of Seville Library in Seville, Spain by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

At the perimeter of ‘del Prado de San Sebastian’ park, our new building for the University of Seville emerges from its surroundings to form a stretched sculptural object – a 160m building housing library and resources which rises from the ground, fusing interior and exterior to create a series of inviting terraces.

University of Seville Library

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: University of Seville Library
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Area: 10500m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Sophie Le Bienvenu, Sara Klomps, Alberto Barba,
  • Project Team: Loreto Flores, Edgar Payán, Keji Majekodunmi, Lourdes Sánchez, Tarek Shamma, Suzanne Berggren, Ben Holland
  • Competition Team: Sophie Le Bienvenu, Federico Dunkelberg, Tarek Shamma, Ebru Simsek, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Miya Ushida
  • Local Architect: IDOM Sevilla
  • Facade & Coordination: IDOM UK
  • Structural: IDOM Bilbao
  • Cost, Services, Sustainability: IDOM Sevilla


Hillary CLinton Presidential Library by Sean Surla

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: Sean Surla

The library was inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon; one of the cradles of civilization and agriculture. The library looks to the future by integrating the natural systems of water, vegetation and energy into its architecture. It embodies and symbolizes the self-sufficiency of all people and cultures, as well as the inter connectedness of all humanity, creatures and nature. It embodies the preservation of the world’s natural resources and methods of uniting peoples, by promoting self-sufficiency through permaculture & top soil renewal-replacing industrial annual crop agriculture, as well as energy and water resource management. The library exemplifies unity through knowledge and the many possible ways to keep the dialogue open and keep the planets remaining resources and cultures thriving.

Image Courtesy Sean Surla

  • Architects: Sean Surla
  • Project: Hillary CLinton Presidential Library
  • Company: Surla Design Integrated Natural Systems Into Architecture

Image Courtesy Sean Surla


Image Courtesy Sean Surla

Image Courtesy Sean Surla

Image Courtesy Sean Surla

Image Courtesy Sean Surla

Image Courtesy Sean Surla

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