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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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Mecanoo’s Kaohsiung Library is a Giant Garden Cube Lined With Potted Plants

Mecanoo’s Kaohsiung Library is a Giant Garden Cube Lined With Potted Plants

The 38,000 m2 facility would offer quiet space for those who want to read or research as well as for larger public functions. Inside, visitors could make use of not only the library but also a theatre

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Striking Villanueva Library Has Walls Lined with Natural River Rocks

Striking Villanueva Library Has Walls Lined with Natural River Rocks

Completed in 2006, the library is composed of two different volumes made from two different materials. The main volume houses the actual library on the first floor and a theater, a children's library,

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UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio has unveiled designs for an Urban Library of the Future in Gent, Belgium that presents a refined sense of public space. The building’s light, transparent design creates a public gathering place

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Seattle’s Ballard Library Pairs a Sweeping Green Roof with Natural Light

Seattle’s Ballard Library Pairs a Sweeping Green Roof with Natural Light

A prominent feature of Northwestern architecture is exposed heavy glue-lams or wooden beams supporting and shaping the roof and this project by Architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson does not disappoint with

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Colorful Indonesian Clinic and Library Made from Shipping Containers

Colorful Indonesian Clinic and Library Made from Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are sturdy, versatile structures that have traveled the world over the course of their lifespans. The Contertainer is a poly-clinic and public library designed by Indonesian firm,

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is a renowned architect, product and interior designer. Starck had a very constructive childhood dismantling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Not surprisingly, he kept the same

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The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future generations

The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future generations

Many people call themselves (and are) urban homesteaders, but these folks are The Urban Homesteader. Urban dwellers with an interest in adding some sustainable practices to their own homes can learn

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Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

At some point, many of us have found ourselves in the unfortunate position of being willing to try just about anything to rid oneself of the morning-after curses of a night of excessive inebriation. So

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