Archive for the ‘Library’ Category
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Article source: CIVIC – TheCloudCollective
In the Tilburg railway zone, the construction of the LocHal took off this week. Within the contours of the monumental locomotive hall, CIVIC architects in collaboration with Braaksma & Roos Architecten and Inside Outside, designed a large public building. The project houses a public library, workspaces, conference rooms, exposition spaces, an art school, a glass music hall and an elevated foyer overlooking the city. The building adds a contemporary layer to the ancient typology of the library. It functions as a public space where visitors can read and lend books and other media but at the same time are stimulated to collectively share and develop new knowledge.
Image Courtesy © 3d studio Prins
- Architects: CIVIC – TheCloudCollective
- Project: Cityforum & Public Library Tilburg
- Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
- Photography: 3d studio Prins
- Client: Gemeente Tilburg
- Restauration architect: Braaksma & Roos architecten
- Interior & textiles: Inside Outside – Petra Blaisse
- Interior design Library: Mecanoo architecten
- Design & Coordination: CIVIC – TheCloudCollective, Braaksma & Roos architects, InsideOutside and Arup
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
Centenary Square, the largest public square in the heart of Birmingham, currently lacks cohesion or a clear identity or atmosphere. Mecanoo’s design transforms the square into one with three distinct realms: monumental, cultural and entertainment. These palazzos form an urban narrative of important periods in the history of the city; The Repertory Theatre (REP), a 1960s concrete building, the Library of Birmingham, designed in 2009 and Baskerville House, a listed sandstone building designed in 1936. The busiest pedestrian route in the city, what Mecanoo calls the red line, leads pedestrians into Centenary Square. The cantilever of the library is not only a large canopy that provides shelter at the common entrance of the Library of Birmingham and the REP, but additionally forms a grand city balcony with views of the events and happenings on the square.
Image Courtesy © Christian Richters
- Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
- Project: Library of Birmingham
- Location: Birmingham, UK
- Client: Birmingham City Council
- Structural and mechanical engineer: Buro Happold, Birmingham, Glasgow
- Theatre consultant: Theateradvies, Amsterdam
- Design manager: Davis Langdon Schumann Smith, London
- Contractor: Carillion Building, West Midlands
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Article source: Encore Heureux architectes
Hutchinson opened its 507 Fab House a year ago. This research and innovation center is located at the group’s historic factory in Chalette-sur-Loing, two hours south of Paris. The architecture office of Encore Heureux undertook a complete renovation of this building, whose metal framework was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel in 1869.
The 507 Fab House is a High-tech and digital place but Hutchinson wanted it to be simple, convivial, warm, modular and different. The building’s exterior is intentionally understated to blend into the industrial environment.
Image Courtesy © Cyrus Cornut
- Architects: Encore Heureux architectes (Julien Choppin and Nicola Delon)
- Project: 507 Fab House
- Location: Rue Gustave Nourry, 45120 Châlette-sur-Loing, France
- Photography: Cyrus Cornut, Philippe Rouault and Rémy-Pierre Ribière
- Client: Hutchinson (Aurore Bardon, Director of the 507 project and Christian Leys, construction manager)
- Project manager: Margot Cordier, assistée de Jordan Weisberg & Ariane Francescato
- Program manager: François Guiguet (Aubry et Guiguet Programmation)
- Interior design for the kitchen and the Hut: Véronique Bertholon
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Article source: v2com
Andrew Berman Architect was asked to design a re-conceived and enlarged branch library located in Stapleton, Staten Island for the New York Public Library. A single room Carnegie branch library, designed by Carrere and Hastings in 1909, had been serving the community for over 100 years, and was to be renovated as part of the library expansion. An empty adjacent lot was allocated for a 7,000 square foot addition to create a new library of 12,000 square feet that would better serve the community and its current needs.
Exterior view at night, Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota
- Architects: Andrew Berman Architect
- Project: New York Public Library
- Location: Staten Island, New York, USA
- Photography: Naho Kubota
- Client: New York Public Library
- Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
- MEP Engineer: IP Group Engineer
- Lighting Consultant: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
- Landscape Architect: Wallace, Roberts & Todd
- General Contractor: Plaza Construction
- Area: 12,000 sq ft
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
Bornstein Lyckefors Architects has designed a museum and cultural center in an old school in the forest outside Torsby, Sweden. The museum pays tribute to slash-burn agriculture Finns who settled deep into the forests in the early 1600s.
The facade consists of 300 logs that has been cut down in the woods surrounding the museum. They are decorticated, untreated, cleaved in half, and mounted on a rack surrounding the building, Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
- Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
- Project: Torsby Finnskogscentrum
- Location: Värmland, Sweden
- Client: Värmlands Museum
- Team: Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Johan Olsson, Elle-Kari Mannerfelt, Alexandra Lindberg, Monica Warwick
- Building cost: 5,9 M SEK
- Size: 2000 sqm
- Date: 2014
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