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Didier Muller’s Livre Exchange is a Free Urban Library that Promotes Access to Books

Didier Muller’s Livre Exchange is a Free Urban Library that Promotes Access to Books

The Livre Exchange is a free library designed by Didier Muller of the French design collective House Work that lets passers-by exchange books for free. The project was unveiled at the International

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LEED Platinum-Certified George W. Bush Presidential Library Opens in Dallas

LEED Platinum-Certified George W. Bush Presidential Library Opens in Dallas

Each president gets a library and museum to house his collection of material, gifts and artifacts received during his time in office. The George W. Bush Library is housed on the edge of SMU, which is the

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Snøhetta’s New Library at North Carolina State University Aims for LEED Silver

Snøhetta’s New Library at North Carolina State University Aims for LEED Silver

The glass façade of the Hunt Library not only reflects the carefully landscaped trees on North Carolina State’s campus, but also flushes the interior with natural light, making for comfortable lighting

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BIBLIO-Centrum: A Green-Roofed Solar-Powered Library for Helsinki’s City Center

BIBLIO-Centrum: A Green-Roofed Solar-Powered Library for Helsinki’s City Center

BIBLIO-Centrum - from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – is a cultural hub designed by Dinkoff Architects to unite several of Helsinki's most prominent facilities: Parliament, the

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Colorado Public Library Adds a Seed Bank to Attract More Growers and Readers

Colorado Public Library Adds a Seed Bank to Attract More Growers and Readers

Image of seed packets, Shutterstock The Basalt Public Library in Colorado has added a seed bank to its collection of books, CDs and other media in order to attract more readers, NPR reports. Visitors

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America’s First Bookless Library Coming Soon to Texas

America’s First Bookless Library Coming Soon to Texas

A new library is getting ready to open in Bexar County, Texas, but it won't look like a traditional library. The new library will be small, devoid of traditional paper books, and judging from the

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Hecker Guthrie Transforms a Former Church into the Old Library Restaurant in Australia

Hecker Guthrie Transforms a Former Church into the Old Library Restaurant in Australia

The designers took the original structure of the building and re-imagined the interior. They kept the exposed beams and timber lining, but incorporated oak, linen, white timber and steel to create a touch

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Open Exchange Combines Social Interaction with Learning Technology for a Library of the Future

Open Exchange Combines Social Interaction with Learning Technology for a Library of the Future

The focal point that differs from present day libraries is the building’s unique covered outdoor lobby. Named “The Feed,” visitors are greeted with strips of LED signs that constantly spew data

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Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

The Rotterdam Central Library launched in 1983 as an “open, inviting, centrally located building that is accessible to everyone.”  Its main feature is its striking array of yellow-painted round

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CVDB Arquitectos’ Ljubljana National Library is Inspired by the Shape of a Standing Book

CVDB Arquitectos’ Ljubljana National Library is Inspired by the Shape of a Standing Book

CVDB Arquitectos' proposed National and University Library of Ljubljana building (NUKII) is a symbol of knowledge and culture as well as an archive for historical and national heritage that

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Golden Gate Valley Library is a Solar-Powered LEED Gold Renovation in San Francisco

Golden Gate Valley Library is a Solar-Powered LEED Gold Renovation in San Francisco

Originally the Golden Gate Valley Library was named the Carnegie Library and was completed in 1918 in the Beaux-Arts style by architect Ernest Coxhead. The basilica-shaped library needed a renovation and

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Cornell Soothes Stressed Out Students by Installing Grassy Lawn in the Olin Library

Cornell Soothes Stressed Out Students by Installing Grassy Lawn in the Olin Library

In an effort to spruce up mental health during the crucial—and stressful—week of finals, Cornell professors decided to give students a little nature therapy. Rolled out amidst two rows of comfy easy

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Green-roofed Helsinki Library Boasts an Invigorating Mix of Fixed and Flexible Spaces

Green-roofed Helsinki Library Boasts an Invigorating Mix of Fixed and Flexible Spaces

The flexible sections of the library will include cafes, areas for children and open reading spaces. These areas will be fluid, column-free and connected by a series of stairs and ramps. And all of it

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Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

In 2010, Adjaye Associates won a competition to design two new neighborhood libraries for Washington, DC. Both of the new libraries are energy efficient, and they both respond to the natural landscape and

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Swirling |CON|Temporary Library Warms Up an Ancient Turkish Bath in Bulgaria

Swirling |CON|Temporary Library Warms Up an Ancient Turkish Bath in Bulgaria

Commissioned as part of the festival of "urban dreams," the temporary library sits directly below a tall dome in the hammam's largest room. It consists of a swirling timber platform decorated with a

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David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

David Adjaye’s Francis A. Gregory Library is a Beautiful, Light-Flooded Library in Washington, DC

The new Francis Gregory Library is built at the edge of Washington, DC's Fort Davis Park, where a Civil War-era fort once stood to defend the nation's capital. The transparent library looks out on the

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Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

The community of Hennepin County seized the opportunity to buy the out-of-business big box retailer when it was left without a tenant. Rather than letting the empty building mar the neighborhood, they

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Shimmering & Efficient Aberdeen University New Library Opens in Scotland

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Shimmering & Efficient Aberdeen University New Library Opens in Scotland

The Aberdeen University New Library, now know as the Sir Duncan Rice Library, houses over a quarter of a million books and manuscripts inside it's shimmering cubic volume. Located on the west side of

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Newly Opened Los Gatos Library by Noll & Tam Architects Pursuing LEED Gold

Newly Opened Los Gatos Library by Noll & Tam Architects Pursuing LEED Gold

The $14.2 million building is constructed at the foot of a wooded hillside across from the newly renamed Pageant Park. The design team at Noll & Tam Architects worked to minimize the footprint of the

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Harvard Stores 70 Billion Books in Record Breaking DNA Bio-Library the Size of a Thumbnail

Harvard Stores 70 Billion Books in Record Breaking DNA Bio-Library the Size of a Thumbnail

DNA photo from Shutterstock A team from Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has discovered a way to store 70 billion books in a space the size of your thumbnail!

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The A47 Mobile Library in Mexico is a Modern Take on Archaic Reading Rooms

The A47 Mobile Library in Mexico is a Modern Take on Archaic Reading Rooms

The doors are semi-perforated sheets that give the vehicle a certain level of transparency, creating a seamless interaction with the people outside. The design of the bookshelves is the most

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Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

The Canada Water Library by CZWG is part of a larger project to regenerate the area around the Canada Basin on the east side of London. With views over the water to the south, the library dominates the

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India’s LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library is the Largest and Greenest Library in Asia!

India’s LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library is the Largest and Greenest Library in Asia!

The LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library located in Kotturpuram, India is the largest library in Asia and one of the most sustainable. The cavernous space can accommodate well over a thousand readers at a

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Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library enthusiasts are encouraged to build their own designs, or they can easily follow instructions for the classic Little Free Library kit on the group’s website. The website also gives

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Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard

Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard

Massimo Bartolini turns the idea of the library on its head with his outdoor installation. Rather than public libraries scrambling for ways to bring in patrons, Bookyard steps out of a library’s comfort

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Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Satisfying a wide range of public services in one compact building, the Worcester library incorporates a host of sustainability features that make the building adaptable to climate change predicted by

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“Weapon of Mass Instruction” is a Mobile Library That Disseminates Free Books in Argentina

“Weapon of Mass Instruction” is a Mobile Library That Disseminates Free Books in Argentina

Activist-artist Raul Lemesoff's "Arma De Instruccion Masiva", or "Weapon of Mass Instruction," may seem militant but it's actually a peaceful mobile library. The artwork/vehicle serves a very serious

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Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

The University of Indonesia's towers would project at various heights around the circumference of the green mound and play host to a bevy of functions, including meeting rooms, food courts, retail and

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UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA's Charles E. Young Library was originally designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons in the 60s, but after the turn of the century had become outdated. Rather than tearing it down and

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Pod-Tastic Bishan Public Library is a Colorful Energy Efficient Addition to Singapore

Pod-Tastic Bishan Public Library is a Colorful Energy Efficient Addition to Singapore

Bishan Public Library is located in a dense urban area surrounded by a variety of multi-purpose buildings like a mall, residences, a community center, a mass transit station, and a government building.

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