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Mexico City Public Library Surrounded by Botanical Garden

Mexico City Public Library Surrounded by Botanical Garden

The botanical garden, just like the books and computers inside the library is a source of knowledge and acts to educate the visitors of the library. The Vasconcelos Library was built on barren landscape

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Los Angeles County Opens Its First Green Library!

Los Angeles County Opens Its First Green Library!

Absorbent parking lot pavement, low-water plumbing fixtures, and heat-reducing roofing are just a few of the sustainable features in the first ever eco-friendly building of the County of Los Angeles

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Loyola’s Paperless Library Offers Stunning Lakeside Views

Loyola’s Paperless Library Offers Stunning Lakeside Views

Fantastic lakeshore views and an abundance of natural light are just two of the inviting features that draw students to the Richard J Klarchek Information Commons situated on the Loyola University campus

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Australia’s Surry Hills Library Sets New Standard for Green Design

Australia’s Surry Hills Library Sets New Standard for Green Design

The innovative four-story, almost 2,500 square-meter library and community center includes meeting rooms, a commercial teaching kitchen, and a childcare center with an outdoor landscaped play space. The

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OMA Wins Commission for Gleaming New Library in Caen, France

OMA Wins Commission for Gleaming New Library in Caen, France

OMA is certainly on a roll these days when it comes to winning commissions for spectacular public spaces. The famed architectural firm headed by Rem Koolhaus recently revealed their winning design for

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Warsaw Library Sprouts a House on a Tree

Warsaw Library Sprouts a House on a Tree

Designboom points us to this quirky House on a Tree art installation, which recently sprung up at the University of Warsaw Library. Designed by the Warsaw Art-curator Collective konarska-konarski the

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Circular Library Lets You Roll Your Books Home

Circular Library Lets You Roll Your Books Home

Bookworms know that it isn't easy to live a mobile life with a massive book collection. If you're not quite ready to donate excess texts or replace them with electronic versions, David Garcia Studio

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The Greenest Library in New York Opens Today

The Greenest Library in New York Opens Today

The Battery Park Library finally opens today and it just so happens to be the greenest library branch of the New York Public Library system! Certified LEED Gold and built at the base of a LEED certified

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New UK Library Fits Within a Phone Booth

New UK Library Fits Within a Phone Booth

London is calling! Actually, it's Westbury-sub-Mendip's new 24-hour phone booth library! After witnessing their weekly mobile library disappear, this wee town in the south of England town wasn't going to

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BIG Architects Unveil Massive Mobius Strip Library for Kazakhstan

BIG Architects Unveil Massive Mobius Strip Library for Kazakhstan

BIG Architects have unveiled an incredible new library that will serve as a multifunctional cultural center for Astana, Kazakhstan. Named Nursultan Nazarbayev after the first President of the Republic of

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Scottsdale’s Arabian Library Wins Smart Environment Award

Scottsdale’s Arabian Library Wins Smart Environment Award

Borrowing books from the library is the responsible and environmentally friendly thing to do, and this new library in Scottsdale Arizona makes us want to use the library all the time. Designed by

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PERMA KARPO LIBRARY: Good Green Design in the Himalayas

PERMA KARPO LIBRARY: Good Green Design in the Himalayas

Green design is good design - or so we like to say here at Inhabitat - and it is always great to see a beautifully executed example that encompasses this philosophy. The Perma Karpo Library, designed by

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CLINTON LIBRARY GETS LEED PLATINUM

CLINTON LIBRARY GETS LEED PLATINUM

Gracing the river front of Little Rock, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum has just been been awarded a LEED Platinum rating after a recent round of "back to the drawing board"

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LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

Move out of the way shipping containers... there's a new kid on the block: airplane fuselages. New York's urban architect recyclers, LOT-EK, have recently designed a library in Guadalajara made

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FOSTER’S GREEN BERLIN LIBRARY

FOSTER’S GREEN BERLIN LIBRARY

Greetings from Berlin! The first installment in my design tour of Germany and Scandinavia brought me to the Philology Library at the Free University of Berlin. Completed just last fall as part of an

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Species Are Disappearing 1,000 Times Faster than in Pre-Human Times

Species Are Disappearing 1,000 Times Faster than in Pre-Human Times

The sixth mass extinction that scientists recently predicted may be upon us faster than previously thought, according to new predictions. A new study, which appeared in the journal Conservation Biology,

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Weed Wildfire Leaves Hundreds Without Homes, Jobs

Weed Wildfire Leaves Hundreds Without Homes, Jobs

What would you do if all your most cherished possessions suddenly went up in smoke? That’s the situation facing dozens of families in Weed, California right now as a fast-moving wildfire destroyed about

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Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum Opens to Foster Mutual Understanding Between Western and Islamic Cultures

Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum Opens to Foster Mutual Understanding Between Western and Islamic Cultures

Maki and Associates state: "The Museum has been designed as a celebration of light and the mysteries of its various qualities and effects. Utilizing a series of natural materials with differing light

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Renovated Geneva Ethnography Museum to Open Next Month

Renovated Geneva Ethnography Museum to Open Next Month

The architects designed a new metal roof for the Helene Lancoux media library, which includes more than 40,000 works dedicated to cultural history. The roof's diamond-shaped windows allows pockets of

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Fashion Icon Paul Smith Co-Designed a Rotating Shed That Chases Natural Light

Fashion Icon Paul Smith Co-Designed a Rotating Shed That Chases Natural Light

Sir Paul and Nathalie co-designed the shed with the aim of creating a place to switch off, somewhere to relax. He chose to work with Nathalie, a bespoke furniture designer-maker from London, for her

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India’s Smog is Killing Off Crops that Could Have Fed 94 Million People

India’s Smog is Killing Off Crops that Could Have Fed 94 Million People

India has a pollution problem - and it's gotten so bad that it's killing off vast fields of crops that could feed millions of the country’s most vulnerable residents. A new study published in the

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The SkyHouse Features a 50-Foot Climbing Wall and 80-Foot Spiraling Slide in This NYC Penthouse

The SkyHouse Features a 50-Foot Climbing Wall and 80-Foot Spiraling Slide in This NYC Penthouse

There are some people who have so much energy they can practically climb the walls. The SkyHouse, designed by David Hotson must be meant for those folks.  The amazing four story abode features a 50-foot

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Humanity Could Face Global Famine by 2050 Due to Plague of Pests

Humanity Could Face Global Famine by 2050 Due to Plague of Pests

A new U.K study warns that humanity could face a famine of biblical proportions by 2050 due to a plague of pests brought on by climate change. Research from the University of Exeter published in the

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Beautiful Long Brick House Showcases 100 Meters of Books in Hungary

Beautiful Long Brick House Showcases 100 Meters of Books in Hungary

The bookworm owners of the Long Brick House were looking to create the perfect city escape where they could practice their literary love in a tranquil environment. Located on a slope in between the lush

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Multifunctional Cultural Center in Shenzhen

Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Multifunctional Cultural Center in Shenzhen

Winner of a design competition, the Shenzhen cultural center consists of four top-heavy volumes each clad in a reflective, red-tinted facade. A series of sheltered public spaces, which were created from

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PHOTOS: Incredible Swirling Green Roof Tops Nanyang Technical University’s School of Design

PHOTOS: Incredible Swirling Green Roof Tops Nanyang Technical University’s School of Design

We visited NTU's School of Art, Design and Media as part of a recent trip hosted by Singapore's Buildings and Construction Authority. We'd always known that the 5-story building had a spectacular green

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Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

Project Dome is a design proposal submitted to this year's Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a contest that solicits ideas for constructible regenerative architecture in Copenhagen.

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Monolithic Maiden Tower Contrasts Wildly with Austria’s Picturesque Alpine Environment

Monolithic Maiden Tower Contrasts Wildly with Austria’s Picturesque Alpine Environment

The vertical structure creates a visual contrast to the surrounding landscape, not only in its geometry but also through its use of materials. The conspicuous steel envelope pops out of the picturesque

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See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on Your Smartphone

See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on Your Smartphone

A revolutionary new mobile app is offering designers the ability to use their smartphones or tablets to create concepts on-the-go. Board 2.0, from the masterminds at The Morpholio Project, is quickly

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids

Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids

The LVMH Kodomo Art Maison is a new community center dedicated to children in Fukushima to support disaster relief efforts. The two-story building was designed and built by Shigeru Ban and the Voluntary

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