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Barbican Estate

London, United Kingdom
by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

The estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II.The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the earlier, ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately North of Barbican. The estate of 40 acres..

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Seattle Public Library

Seattle, Washington, USA
by Joshua Prince Ramus, ...

In 1998, voters in Seattle agreed to a $200 million modernization of the Seattle Public Library system named 'Libraries for All'. As part of this initiative Rem Koolhaas/OMA in collaboration with the Seattle firm LMN Architects was commissioned in 1999 to build a new library building in downtown..

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Grimm Library

Berlin, Germany
by Max Dudler

In terms of urban planning, we bore in mind the fact that Berlin in a very flat city, tending more toward the horizontal than vertical, whose buildings are as a rule no more than 22 meters tall – with the exception of public buildings. In order to mark the significance of the library as a public..

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In two weeks during 12.-25.1. 2009 fifteen NTNU Trondheim norwegian architect students designed and built a two storey library building for Safe Haven orphanage in Ban Tha Song Yan village near Burma border. The inhabitants of the orphanage are 42 Karen children of different age.

The workshop..

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The National Library of Belarus (Belarusian: Нацыянальная бібліятэка Беларусі, Russian: Национальная библиотека Беларуси), founded on 15 September 1922, is a copyright library of the Republic of Belarus. It houses the largest collection of Belarusian printed materials and the third largest..

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Fullwell Cross Library

Ilford, United Kingdom
by Frederick Gibberd

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The National Library in Pristina, Kosovo was designed by Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjaković and opened in 1982. The library, with its 73 small domes, was supposed to be the focal point of the complex of university buildings.

When Mutnjakovic was commissioned to design a library for the..

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Picture Book Museum

Iwaki City, Japan
by Tadao Ando

The Museum of Picture Books, also known as the Picture Book Library, is located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan. In 2005, Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed this privately-owned special library mainly to serve three preschools. However, visitors flock to the library on its..

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V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, located in the capital of the country - Kyiv, is the main academic library and main scientific information centre in Ukraine and one of the largest national libraries.
The library was constructed by the architects V. Gopkalo, V. Grechina in between..

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NUK

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

The National University Library is considered one of the greatest achievements by Plečnik. Its size and shape echo the example of the Prince's Palace, which stood on the same site. Plečnik project encountered resistance by the Yugoslavian authorities which were based in Belgrade. However,..

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DaDong Art Center

Kaoshiung, Taiwan
by Pero Puljiz, ...

The Dadong Arts Center is located in Kaohsiung, the economic center of southern Taiwan. Before the opening of China to foreign markets, Taiwan was the leading economy of the region. Towns developed into a generic industrial city fabric without adequate public spaces. Currently, the strong brand..

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The University Library designed by Herzog & de Meuron was built in the city of Cottbus, Brandenburg state, Germany, in the eastern part of the BTU campus between the University and the city.

From the time of the reunification of Germany, the university city of Cottbus,..

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Glendale Public Library

Glendale, California, USA
by Welton Becket

The Glendale Public Library (Library, Arts & Culture Department) is located in Glendale, California, and serves a diverse community of over 200,000 people. The present Central Library building opened on March 13, 1973, on the former site of Glendale Union High School and Glendale College. With..

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The American Memorial Library is one of the largest public libraries in Berlin. It was co-financed by a donation from the United States. American people had in 1950 donated $5 million for cultural purposes in recognition of the West Berliners' keeping up during the Berlin Blockade, which took..

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Willy Kreuer

Berlin, Germany
born 1910, Köln

Willy Kreuer was a Modernist German architect. Kreuer was active in Koln from 1928 to 1937. Later he began working in Berlin. From 1949-1952 he was an assistant at the Chair of Urban Design of the Technical University of Berlin. A significant Berlin competition in which he took part, was the..

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The project uses prefabricated elements to locate rich and diverse spaces and reading areas along the 65meter-long vaulted structure. Originally built in 1874, the building is a Roman-like construction with 12meter-high brickwork vaults. Since 1999, the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona has..

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The library, as a door and chill-out space for reading, retirement home, as a façade of public space, and the interior of the block as playground for children with spatial and relationship richness for a socially dynamic urban project. A varied program to revitalize an urban area, which retrieves..

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The building where the Library of San Fernando's Pías Schools currently operates in the district of Lavapies in Madrid is the product of a transformation of over 250 years, which combines the Ruins of a clear Renaissance influenced temple with a magnificently accomplished modern architecture..

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Paul Chemetov

Paris, France
born 1928, Paris

Paul Chemetov (born 6 September 1928) is a French architect and urbanist. He is best known for his collaborations with Borja Huidobro. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in 1959. Chemetov taught at the École des Ponts Paris Tech until 1989, when he switched to the École..

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RISD Fleet Library

Providence, USA
by NADAAA, ...

The RISD library houses an extensive collection of art and design volumes, magazines, and multimedia resources. In addition to the vast collection, group study areas, classrooms, a cafe, and administrative offices are included in the program. Organizing the library stacks and infrastructure..

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