Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville | OMA

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France.The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of t...

19 Things Architects Do When The Internet is Down

There is a deadline, but "the internet is down.” No one ever wants to hear these words. Everyone, now, has become dependent on the Internet for business and pleasure. Architects use the Internet to send e-mails...

Joe & Rika Mansueto Library | Murphy/Jahn

Joe & Rika Mansueto Library The site in the center of the University of Chicago Campus is surrounded by a variety of different buildings. With a mixture of styles, ranging from the gothic quadrangle to the...

Shanghai Library | schmidt hammer lassen architects

Shanghai Library The project is conceived as a singular monolithic object floating above the tree canopy within the park. The main library volume floats above two pavilions that will house a 1200 seat performa...

North Beach Branch Library | LMS Architects

North Beach Branch Library Located at the crossroads of North Beach with spectacular city views, the new branch library provides valuable community services to the diverse urban neighborhood and is the 24th an...

Plassen Cultural Center | 3XN Architects

Plassen Cultural Center The Norwegian city of Molde has just 25,000 inhabitants, but every July the biggest stars of jazz and about 100,000 jazz enthusiasts flock to the town's world famous international jazz ...

Great Court at the British Museum | Foster + Partners

Great Court at the British Museum The courtyard at the centre of the British Museum was one of London's long-lost spaces. Originally a garden, soon after its completion in the mid-nineteenth century it was fil...

Luminous Moon-Gate | Form4 Architecture

Luminous Moon-Gate Luminous Moon-Gate: Taichung City Cultural Center was designed in 2013 for the Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition. The objective was to design a public library and fine ...

The National Library of Israel | Herzog and de Meuron

The shift from print to digital necessitates a rethinking of the library both as an institution and a building typology. To sustain their relevance in the information age, contemporary libraries must function f...