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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originally designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons in the 60s, but after the turn of the century had become outdated.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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Vennesla Library’s Ribbed Prefab Design Features Energy Efficient Strategies in Norway

Vennesla Library’s Ribbed Prefab Design Features Energy Efficient Strategies in Norway

Vennesla Library by Helen & Hard is also a community center that provides an important cultural space in the downtown area of Vennesla. Located facing an urban plaza with a large glass facade used for

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TYIN Tegnestue Architects Build Beautiful Community Library in Bangkok Using Recycled Materials

TYIN Tegnestue Architects Build Beautiful Community Library in Bangkok Using Recycled Materials

Measuring only 10 feet by 30 feet, The Old Market Library was built in one of Bangkok's poorest areas for only $4,500. Featuring different spaces for different functions, the lower reading room has a

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Evergreen Christmas Tree Made of Library Books!

Evergreen Christmas Tree Made of Library Books!

If you want to get into the holiday spirit without having to cut down a poor, defenseless evergreen, check out this clever idea from the resourceful folks at the Gleeson Library in San Francisco. They

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Stuttgart’s Stadtbibliothek Library is a Glowing Rubik’s Cube-Inspired Haven for Readers

Stuttgart’s Stadtbibliothek Library is a Glowing Rubik’s Cube-Inspired Haven for Readers

The structure's facade looks like a formation of colorful glowing cubes, while inside the space contrasts with a simple and minimalist style. In its white, cavernous, window-speckled hall, stairs connect

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Old Bulgarian Trolleybus Transformed Into Awesome New Otets Paisiy Public Library

Old Bulgarian Trolleybus Transformed Into Awesome New Otets Paisiy Public Library

The mobile library is currently located at the corner of “Otets Paisiy” Street and “General Gurko” Street in the town of Plovdiv. The location was chosen for multiple reasons. First, Otets Paisiy

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Cesar Chavez Library’s Soaring Roof Protects It from the Harsh Phoenix Sun

Cesar Chavez Library’s Soaring Roof Protects It from the Harsh Phoenix Sun

The 25,000 sq ft library was completed in 2008 and supports around 40,000 visitors a month and keeps 140,000 volumes. Besides the traditional books, the library also hosts a computer lab, children's

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The Semiahmoo Library’s Larger Than Life Living Wall Features Over 10,000 Plants

The Semiahmoo Library’s Larger Than Life Living Wall Features Over 10,000 Plants

We've seen some pretty cool living walls, including the world's largest, but we are astounded by how lush the Semiahmoo Library wall looks up close. Featuring ground covers, large perennials, shrubs, and

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Rent a Human at Surrey’s Green City Centre Library!

Rent a Human at Surrey’s Green City Centre Library!

Libraries around the world are embracing modern technology through digital media, computer programs, and up-to-date literature, but the Bing Thom-designed City Centre will be taking it to the next level,

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Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey City Centre Library, British Columbia's latest architectural landmark, was designed with the input of hundreds of community members. Local firm Bing Thom Architects made space for the public voice

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Perkins+Will’s Green-Roofed Sammamish Library Soaks Up The Sun In Washington

Perkins+Will’s Green-Roofed Sammamish Library Soaks Up The Sun In Washington

Located on one side of Sammamish's Civic Plaza, the library serves as a "bookend" for the town's public areas. It is located close to the city hall, bike and pedestrian paths, and an outdoor venue for

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The Bicycle Library Invites Londoners to “Borrow” Bikes Inside a Converted Double Decker Bus

The Bicycle Library Invites Londoners to “Borrow” Bikes Inside a Converted Double Decker Bus

Inside the adapted bus, there is a "library"/gallery on the top floor with a showroom on the first level. Londoners who need expert advice on which bike they should rent or buy can speak to an in-house

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Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

After a year’s work refurbishing the much loved 1912 Edwardian library and constructing a new glass building next to it, the BREEAM excellent space at the heart of the town’s Conservation Area is now

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6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

The 45 x 45 meter building kept complexity to a minimum in order to make the most of available space and daylight. The dotted exterior walls contain thousands of round windows sized at 200, 250 and 300

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Luminous Origami Art Installation Displays Digital Information at Bremen University Library

Luminous Origami Art Installation Displays Digital Information at Bremen University Library

To mark their 350th year anniversary, The University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, created a luminous interior installation made entirely from folded paper. The sculptural paper panels float through the

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Green-Roofed Minneapolis Central Library is a Civic Lesson on Eco Design

Green-Roofed Minneapolis Central Library is a Civic Lesson on Eco Design

The Central Library links the arts district to the west and a major shopping and business district to the east. The striking design is centered around the huge atrium and the projecting cantilevered

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Crystalline Domed Mansueto Library Features Robotic Book Retrieval System

Crystalline Domed Mansueto Library Features Robotic Book Retrieval System

A large egg-shaped glass dome blankets the airy 8,000 sq ft reading room, which provides study space for 180 students. Also inside the dome are three glass research cubicles for students to use in

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Amazon Announces E-Book Lending Library Service for All Kindle Users

Amazon Announces E-Book Lending Library Service for All Kindle Users

Today Amazon announced that later this year they will be launching a new feature for all Kindle owners that will allow them to borrow e-books from over 11,000 libraries in the US. This service is

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BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

Traditionally, portable library buildings would park at schools to offer kids the opportunity to check out books. Since many of the old Dutch town roads are so narrow, a new idea came to Architect Jord

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HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

To date, KAUST is the largest LEED NC-Platinum project ever built and was done so at a rapid pace. The design team was tasked with building a contemporary work of architecture that would resonate with the

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LEED Gold Langara Library Uses Wind Towers Instead of Traditional Heating and Cooling

LEED Gold Langara Library Uses Wind Towers Instead of Traditional Heating and Cooling

The Langara library is specially designed to make use of the stack effect -- cool air is brought in through a wind scoop at the bottom of the building, passes through the underground garage, and travels

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Norwegian Students Build Airy Bamboo and Teak Library for Thai Orphans

Norwegian Students Build Airy Bamboo and Teak Library for Thai Orphans

Looking for more than a vacation in southeast Asia, an amazing set of young, skilled students from Norway set out to change the future for a group of orphans in Thailand. TYIN Tegnestue is a non-profit

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Mecanoo’s TU Delft Library Crowned With a Massive Green Roof

Mecanoo’s TU Delft Library Crowned With a Massive Green Roof

While we have been overwhelmed by many mountainous green buildings over the past year, the Tu Delf library has been the go-to place since to climb a hill in Delft, Netherlands since 1997. Visitors can

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Traverwood Library Built From Beetle-Damaged Trees Harvested On-Site

Traverwood Library Built From Beetle-Damaged Trees Harvested On-Site

The gently sourced ash trees on the site were damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that has killed million of ash trees and threatens all of North America’s ash population. The library

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Stunning Open Air Library in East Germany Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

Stunning Open Air Library in East Germany Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

What began as an assemblage of 1,000 empty beer cartons pulled together by residents in East Germany has now evolved into an incredible open air public library. Designed by Karo Architekten in

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