Archive for the ‘Library’ Category
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.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Article source: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez
Shared Dreams is a proposal for the new Helsinki Library, sited at a strategic point within the city, the cultural cluster in the Töölönlahti area, with the Helsinki Music Centre, the Aalto congress centre, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum. Office buildings and housing also contribute to urban life around the Makasiinipuisto Park. The new library is committed to strengthening this cluster.
AERIAL SIMULATION VIEW : Image Courtesy Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez
- Architects: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez
- Project: Helsinki Central Library
- Location: Helsinki, Finland
- Architect: Thoma Amarty, Pierre Voirin, Charlotte Thietart
- Client: Helsinki City
- Type of Competition: Open International Competition
- Program: Library, childrens’ world, Exhibition, Cinema, Public service space and office
- Site Area: Competition Study Area : 4 800 m²
- Building Surface (Projet): Usable Floor Area : 10 526 m², Gross Floor Area 19 560m²
- Result (21th November 2012): Conpetition Entry
- Competition entry submission: 1st stage : 16th April 2012
- Designer: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco Martinez, Yves BACHMANN
- Energy-technology expert: Elioth (egis group) / Sebastien Duprat, Aymeric Anqutin
- Perspectives: Jigen
- Software used: 3DSmax, Rhino
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Article source: HAO / Holm Architecture Office
The Daegu Library site is situated in the heart of city of Daegu, the 3rd largest city in South Korea.
The design of the library is imagined as a natural extension of local life in the surrounding area. By creating a flexible framework it sets up its main premise: defining an inviting new urban center for both people and knowledge.
Image Courtesy HAO / Holm Architecture Office
- Architects: HAO / Holm Architecture Office
- Project: Daegu Library
- Location: Daegu, South Korea
- Program: Library and Community Center
- Type: Open Competition
- Size: 3000 M2
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Article source: Gorka Blas Revilla
This proposal conceives the library as a cultural and social space for the local community. For this purpose the project focuses in obtaining a functional, attractive and comfortable facility that constitutes an essential element for neighborhood´s everyday life. In order to achieve this objective, the project translates the scale of the domestic space to a public facility, without lack of its public dimension.
Image Courtesy Gorka Blas Revilla
- Architects: Gorka Blas Revilla
- Project: Daegu Gosan Library
- Location: Daegu, South Korea
- Award: 1st prize
- Project Team: Gorka Blas Revilla (individual)
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
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Article source: TheeAe LTD
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
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
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
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
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