The living room behind the bookshelves
The two storey glass façade of the public library in Dornbirn, Austria, is covered by a curtain layer containing 8,000 ceramic batons symbolising bookshelves.
28/12/2020
Lüdinghausen: small but beautiful
In the small town of Lüdinghausen, after ten months of renovation and a complete refurbishment, an ultra-modern and attractive library has been created.
09/12/2020
Designed to inspire
The Lammhults Design Group has this year completed two inspirational library interiors with their usual flair for contemporary library design.
08/12/2020
Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library
Adjaye Associates has published its designs for the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library which includes a new learning centre, museum, gallery and events spaces.
26/11/2020
Winning proposal for Ibsen Library
Kengo Kuma & Associates' design proposal has been selected for the new Ibsen Library in Skien, Norway, Henrik Ibsen's birthplace.
03/11/2020
A bookshop in a paddy field
Architects TAO-Trace have created a bookshop from an abandoned house with three surviving rammed-earth walls in the village of Xiadi, in the Chinese province of Fujian.
02/11/2020
A library in rural Nepal
Following a period of voluntary work in the mountain region of Rasuwa in Nepal, a new library for children has now opened.
21/10/2020
The hospitable library of the future
Huis van Eemnes (The Netherlands) is a new culture house. It is an inspiring third place to meet, create and participate, where both organised and spontaneous activities take place.
08/10/2020
Optimising learning space
Birmingham City University (BCU) makes the most of agile and flexible working with LapSafe's largest installation of their self-service laptop loan lockers.
03/09/2020
The concrete wormhole library
MAD Architects have released images of the concrete library under construction in the coastal Hainan Province of China.
13/08/2020
Designing the online experience
How can a library catalogue online be designed differently? How do you build different ways of accessing the collection both for online and onsite experiences?
15/07/2020
BRAINSTORM will light up Bjørvika in Oslo
The artwork BRAINSTORM by Lars Ramberg has taken three years to produce. The result is a gigantic piece of conceptual art, comprising over 400 metres of handmade glass tubing in yellow and white.
02/07/2020
The safe reopening of libraries
As libraries move towards reopening, where can we turn to for information and guidance on safe opening for both users and staff, when business as usual is not an option?
01/06/2020