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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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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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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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Book Mountain: MVDRV Unveils Massive Monument to Reading in the Netherlands

Book Mountain: MVDRV Unveils Massive Monument to Reading in the Netherlands

MVRDV's Book Mountain is a new eco library that proudly stands in the heart of Spijkenisse and is surrounded by the old town and a new housing project. In an area with 10% illiteracy, this new library is

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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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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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Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

The Vagalume Eco Library is based on a modular bookshelf that the nonprofit distributes already. Assembled from 4 precut pieces, the shelves can be flat packed and transported via boat. Upon arrival to

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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