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Diamond Schmitt Architects designs Ottawa public library and archive centre with wavy roof

January 29, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Ottawa Public Library by Diamond Schmitt Architects

Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects has revealed a new building for Ottawa’s public library system, featuring a curvilinear roof and glass walls that offer expansive views of the city. Diamond Schmitt Architects are working with local studio KWC Architects to design the project comprising a five-storey joint facility for Ottawa Public Library and Library and

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Atelier Tao+C lines walls of capsule hotel with bamboo bookshelves

December 27, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Capsule Hotel by Atelier Tao+C

Bamboo bookshelves line the triple-height atrium of a glass-walled capsule hotel and library in Zhejiang Province, China, by Atelier Tao+C. Surrounded by mountains, the hotel in the village of Qinglongwu was built inside an old rammed-earth structure that has been given a glazed gable-end extension. A wooden extension covered in translucent corrugated plastic panels projects

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Wolfgang Tschapeller adds suspended bookshelves to Cornell University library

December 12, 2019 Kristine Klein 0
Cornell Fine Arts Library by Wolfgang Tschapeller

Architecture firm Wolfgang Tschapeller has renovated a library at Cornell University and added  suspended shelving, which prompted criticisms about the potential for upskirting when it opened in earlier this year. Wolfgang Tschapeller designed the addition for Mui Ho Fine Arts Library located in Cornell University’s Rand Hall, which is connected to Milstein Hall – the university’s

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Hunters Point Library slapped with lawsuit for inaccessibility issues

November 26, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Queens Library at Hunter's Point by Steven Holl Architects

Hunters Point Library in New York’s Long Island City by Steven Holl Architects has been hit with a class action lawsuit for its “total disregard” of people with mobility disabilities. Non-profit organisation Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed the lawsuit today, claiming the library “was designed and built with a total disregard for adults and children with

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Steven Holl dismisses concerns over new Long Island City library as “wrinkles”

November 15, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Hunters Point Library by Steven Holl Architects criticism

Steven Holl Architects has brushed off criticisms of its Hunters Point library in Long Island City, which opened in September with a number of areas inaccessible to people with disabilities. The New York City firm said that the problems encountered were “normal” for a project of this scale. “The few issues that have come up

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Snøhetta unveils North Carolina library with scooped front

November 8, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library by Snøhetta

Two terraces will be carved into the swooping, ceramic-clad facade of this public library that architecture firm Snøhetta has designed for Charlotte, North Carolina. Snøhetta revealed yesterday its plans to replace the existing Main Library branch of the city’s Charlotte Mecklenburg Library organisation on the same site at Tryon and 6th Street. Clark Nexsen will

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John Ronan creates affordable housing in Chicago with colourful balconies and a library

October 15, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0

A spectrum of vivid hues were incorporated throughout a mixed-use building in Chicago by John Ronan Architects that contains a public library at ground level and low-cost senior housing up above. The Independence Library and Apartments are located in the Irving Park district on the city’s Northwest Side. The area features a mix of historic and

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Steven Holl punctures concrete New York library with “sculpted cuts”

September 27, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Queens Library at Hunter's Point by Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has completed a concrete public library in New York’s Long Island City featuring large irregular windows that offer views of the waterfront and Manhattan. Hunters Point Library is a six-storey building by local firm Steven Holl Architects in Hunter’s Point, Queens. It is on a waterfront site along the East River, with expansive

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Steven Holl punctures concrete New York library with “sculpted cuts”

September 27, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Queens Library at Hunter's Point by Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has completed a concrete public library in New York’s Long Island City featuring large irregular windows that offer views of the waterfront and Manhattan. Hunters Point Library is a six-storey building by local firm Steven Holl Architects in Hunter’s Point, Queens. It is on a waterfront site along the East River, with expansive

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Snøhetta designs Temple University’s Charles Library with “unusual geometry”

September 24, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Charles Library Temple University by Snohetta

Curved wooden entrances are carved into this university library that Snøhetta has completed for Temple University in Philadelphia. The four-storey Charles Library in North Philadelphia is sited in the heart of the university’s campus, with the business school to the south and the science and engineering buildings east. Rectangular in plan, the library building measures

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