Arthur Rimbaud Media Library and Cultural Centre

Dacbert Cochet Chapellier Architects designed the Arthur Rimbaud Media Library and Cultural Centre which was constructed in the context of the city of Anthony’s urban renewal program. Here is the project description: The city launched a public competition for the construction of a media library at Place des Baconnets with the aim of opening up the secluded Noyer Doré neighbourhood as well as offering cultural activities to the residents of this disadvantaged neighbourhood by promoting Read more […]
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Art Library

Ghigos Ideas designed this library in Maxxi, Rome, introducing some contemporary art. Project description: Is it possible to put contemporary art in alphabetical order? Can you file it? How tell it to an exhibition audience? Perhaps thinking of an exhibition that is also an archive, a special archive, like an artwork into artworks which allows to approach art in a different way. It is an open and generous archive, where you can live a learning experience according to personal Read more […]
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Luckenwalde Library by FF Architekten

The railway station of Luckenwalde, Germany, has been reconverted into a library by FF Architekten. The eye catcher of the project is the shiny golden cube attached to the old station. Inside the old station the classic walls and ceilings coexist with new designed furniture, while inside the golden cube a modern interior holds a modern children library and a youth center. Via Judit Bellostes Read more […]
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Ilhavo City Library & Chapel by ARX

The Ilhavo City Library, designed by ARX, preserve and integrate the proportion and elegance of the old masonry. From the building, located on the periphery of the town, only the main facade, oriented southeast, and the chapel, both in ruins, were left. The limits of the manor and the line of the old facade were chosen as an anchorage point, where administrative areas and programs compatible with the facade’s rhythm were placed, restoring the character of the original building. There is Read more […]
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Parque España Library by Giancarlo Mazzanti

At the edge of the mountain in the city of Santo Domingo Medellín, Colombia, Giancarlo Mazzanti projected three artificial rocks as a symbol for the city to enhance urban development and public activities in the area. The rock-buildings are organized into three major blocs: library, community center and cultural center. Each tower-rock has a different height to accommodate its program, creating educational environments for multiplicity of events. Photos by Sergio Read more […]
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Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito

The new Tama Art University library designed by Toyo Ito will provide a range of facilities designed to develop the intellect and enhance life in a contemporary information society. The first floor features a gallery space where students will be able to assimilate the latest information from every angle. The gallery will act as a space for various exciting events and exhibitions. On the second floor, there is a space for reading where the stacks and reading seats are in perfect harmony. With Read more […]
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Bibliometro by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos proyected Bibliometro, a public library stands in the metro stations of Madrid in which passengers may take books to lend and leave them back in any station. Bibliometro intends not only the traffic of culture across the subway of Madrid but also to make readable the journeys of millions of passengers every day. These small pavilions, 7,8 x 2,5 meters, are immerse in the circulation of passengers and its sinuous shape adapts to its flow. They are built with Read more […]
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Reading Rooms and Auditorium Restoration of the Pontificial Lateran University

The new reading rooms and auditorium restoration of the Pontificial Lateran University, designed by King Roselli Architetti, holds an outstanding collection of books, some of which date back to the 16th century. The architects created such a modern building where floors of books are connected by ramps that serve as reading rooms. Read more […]
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