Archive for the ‘Library’ Category
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Article source: Taller 9s Arquitectes
Comprehensive intervention on the top floor of a disused market, to convert it into a new cultural center for the neighbourhood (library, bar and cinema). Transformation of a massive VOLUME, closed and geometrically confused, in an open space, diaphanous and representative. From the obligatory response to site constraints (existing structure, easements for the facilities, low ceiling …) is designed a light building, without closures, without interior walls, simply a part of PUBLIC SPACE conveniently bounded, climatized and equipped.
Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula Sardà
- Architects: Taller 9s Arquitectes
- Project: Library in Singuerlin
- Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)
- Photography: Adrià Goula Sardà
- Completion date: 2010
- Architects: taller 9s arquitectes (Oriol Cusidó & Irene Marzo, architects)
- Area: 2.350 m2
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Article source: mdu architetti
The New Municipal Library of Greve in Chianti, designed by mdu architetti, represents a further step, after the opening of the New Theatre of Montalto di Castro (Italy), in a period of prolific output for this Italian architecture studio, engaged in the realization of several projects inspired by a common thread: architecture as an urban fragment. The Libray of Greve in Chianti interprets the theme, presenting itself as a light sculptural volume in terracotta leaned on a travertine stone plinth. The terracotta facade, with its subtle texturals and graphic variations, is conceived as an abstract representation of the signs and colours in the vineyards of the Chianti region.
Image Courtesy Pietro Savorelli
- Architects: mdu architetti
- Project: Municipal Library of Greve
- Location: Chianti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
- Program: library
- Client: Municipality of Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy
- Architects: mdu architetti (Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini)
- Structural engineer: ing. Alessandro Incerpi
- Mechanical and electrical engineer: ing. Gianluca Gori
- Building and safety coordinator: geom. Fabio Alinari
- Site construction supervision: Cristiano Cosi
- Software used: Autocad LT for the project and construction documents
Sunday, January 27th, 2013
Article source: MVRDV
The library is designed as an advert for reading, its visible presence and invitation holding great significance for a community with 10 percent illiteracy. From underneath the glass dome the library is visible from all sides, especially from the adjacent market square where the library appears as one big book mountain. Underneath its monumental glass envelope damage to the books by sunlight is off-set by their normal 4 year life-span due to wear and tear from borrowing.
Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Book Mountain + Library Quarter
- Location: Spijkenisse, Netherlands
- Photography: Jeroen Musch
Friday, January 18th, 2013
Article source: Mikou Design Studio
This new building is a remarkable amenity in the city centre, visible by its façades and its roof, a founding element of the project. We designed it to be both welcoming and protective, turned inwards towards inner courtyards to ensure privacy.
Building’s aerial view : Image Courtesy Florian Kleinfenn
- Architects: Mikou Design Studio
- Project: Bobigny School Complex
- Location: Bobigny, Paris, France
- Program: Pre-school, Primary School, Sports And Recreation Center, Library
- Client: City of Bobigny
- Surface: 5 000 m²
- Date: Completion septembre 2012
- Photo Credits: Florian Kleinfenn
- Software used: Autocad LT 2011, Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Article source: CEI Architecture
Libraries are welcoming and inspiring places for all who seek information and knowledge, and are evolving from being perceived as book repositories to community service centres. Flexibility for the future is more important now than ever.
Image Courtesy CEI Architecture
- Architects: CEI Architecture
- Project:Okanagan Regional Library
- Location: Vernon Branch, Canada
Sunday, January 13th, 2013
Article source: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers
BIBLIO-Centrum – from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – will be Helsinki’s new “book center” or “book central”, a focal point for the most prominent facilities of the city: Parliament, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Finland Opera House, the Kiasma Museum, Sanoma House, and the central railway station. Proposed by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers, the BIBLIO-Centrum will be a center of diverse cultural and intellectual activities, a congregating point for people with a thirst for knowledge.
Image Courtesy d INKOFF
- Architects: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers
- Project: “BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library
- Location: Helsinki, Finland
- Type: Educational- Public
- Client: City Of Helsinki, Public Works Department
- Gross Area: 13 382 SqM
- Net Area: 10 095 SqM
- Design Principal: Tino Dinkoff
- Principal: Rick Sholl
- Principal: Gary Gerber
- Stanislav Hristov: Visualizations, Manuel Quevedo
- Solar Engineers: Sun Light & Power Co., Berkeley, CA,USA
- Technical: Langdon Wilson Architects, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Article source: ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur
The Guy- Bélisle library is a 2 600 square meter public library with a multipurpose space that services the city of Saint-Eustache, located North of Montréal, Canada. The dark mineral clad project marks the entry to the city on a picturesque tree lined riverside site.
Image Courtesy ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Article source: JAAM sociedad de arquitectura
The Carlos Santamaría Centre, located in San Sebastian, is an advanced data centre and library, linked to the Ibaeta University Campus.
The building is conceived as a huge container, shaped from a spontaneous outline following the natural curve of the plot. The line is the wall containing the two blocks arranged in a north-south direction, and its vertex is at the place we consider the most important: the building’s main access, which opens up like a large mouth, pointing the vertex towards the sky.
Image Courtesy © ADRIAN VIDAL
- Architects: JAAM sociedad de arquitectura
- Project: Carlos Santamaría Centre
- Location: San Sebastián, Spain
- Photography: JORGE ALLENDE, ADRIAN VIDAL, JAAM sociedad de arquitectura
- Quantity surveyor: Juncal Aldamizechevarría
- Collaborators: June Gómez Alonso, Emmanuele Pibiri, Naia Landa Méndez, Mario Domínguez Maestre
- Structure: Minteguia y Bilbao
- Services: PGI (project), JG ingenieros (construction)
- Developer: University of The Basque Country (UPV-EHU)
- Construction company: Construcciones Moyua
- Date of project: January 2008
- End of construction: July 2011
- Area: 24.000m²
Friday, December 7th, 2012
Article source: Dellekamp Arquitectos
Daegu-Gosan Park Library proposes a progressively ascending spiral that both creates a collaborative learning environment and dynamically merges with the life unfolding in the surrounding city park. The book-stacks wrapping the outer wall of the four-story spiral ramp facilitate browsing its walk of shared continuous knowledge.
Exterior : Image Courtesy © Dellekamp Arquitectos
- Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos
- Project: Daegu-Gosan Park Library
- Location: Daegu, South Korea
- Architectural Project: Dellekamp Arquitectos | Derek Dellekamp
- Project Leader: Jachen Schleich
- Program: Public Library
- Status: International Competition
- Team: Luis Morales, Jorge Escobedo, Cristian Jorge Ramírez, Pavel Rentería, Valentina Sánchez, Jérémie Dagaud, Antoine Calcagno, José Cherem Serur, Gustavo Hernández.
- Text: Yaocí Pardo.
- Software used: ZWCAD, Photoshop, Ilustrator, SketchUp
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Article source: Studio Dave Keune
In collaboration with EB Ontwerp, Studio Dave Keune Designed and realized a library for primary school Fiep Westendorp. It was our goal to create an environment that excites and tempts the children to read books again despite these digital days. The result is spiral shaped bookshelves that curl through the space. The spiral starts high and slopes down while making its turns.
Image Courtesy Raoul Kramer
- Architects: Studio Dave Keune
- Project: Spiral Shaped Library
- Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Project: Fiep Bieb
- Client: OB Fiep Westendorp.
- Interior concept Design: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
- Interior design and realization: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
- Project start date: April 2011
- Project completion: June 2011
- Site area: 50 square meters
- Photographer: Raoul Kramer
- Software used: Created the library with Rhinoceros.Did not use Grasshopper to create the top – every part was rotated by hand and then made flat for the cnc mill.Because you can’t create a 3d surface with flat plywooden pieces we forced every top part a bit into the top flow.