Gallery: 6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Lig...

This spectacular new public library in Kanazawa, Japan is more than just a repository for books - it's a true community center that provides locals with a place to spend some time turning pages. Coelacanth K&H Architects made the library a spacious and light-filled environment by keeping the main floor wide open and flooding it with natural light from 6,000 small circular windows. The building's prodigious day-lit facade combines with a smart cooling and heating system supplemented by natural ventilation to keep the interior cozy while saving energy.

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