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This is a complex facility for a library and day service for the elderly built in a small rural town. Since the site faces a residential street and the surrounding environment is miscellaneous, windows on the perimeter were kept to the minimum necessary. This was also effective in improving thermal insulation performance and ensuring the quietness...
Project name
SQUARES in Tianshui
Architecture firm
SAKO Architects
Location
Tianshui, China
Photography
Luo Juncai, YuMing Song
The Shanghai Book City, referred to by netizens as the "Crystal Palace," officially reopened with a new look on October 28, 2023, after undergoing a two-year closure for renovations.
Project name
Renovation of Shanghai Book City
Architecture firm
Wutopia Lab
Location
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Photography
CreatAR Images
The winning schematic design for a community library by Shanghai-based y.ad studio has completed construction. The library is in building 12 of the rental housing complex on the west side of the collective land of Baigezhuang Village, Daxingzhuang Town, Pinggu District, Beijing. By defeating five well-known Chinese design firms, y.ad studio won the...
Project name
Capital Heyuan · Pinggu Rental Housing Community Library
Architecture firm
y.ad studio
Location
Beijing, China
Photography
SCHRAN
The Salem Public Library’s downtown location was due for a renovation to bring its structural resilience and building systems up to modern standards. The 96,000-square-foot concrete structure was built in 1970 and underwent an expansion in 1990.
Project name
Salem Public Library Renovation
Architecture firm
Hacker Architects
Location
Salem, Oregon, USA
Photography
Lara Swimmer
With the beginning of 2023, the Zikawei Library, designed by Wutopia Lab for four years, was officially opened. Coming to be the most sensational cultural landmark in Shanghai, it was also the first time that the project was known to the whole city before the official announcement from the studio. Now, this article is more like a summary instead of...
Project name
Zikawei Library
Architecture firm
Wutopia Lab
Location
Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Photography
CreatAR Images
The intention of Vratislavice nad Nisou was to place a multifunctional hall, facilities for associations and a kindergarten centre in addition to the library. The former rectory could not accommodate all the functions, so it was decided to extend the building with an extension.
Project name
IGI Library
Architecture firm
atakarchitekti
Location
Nad Školou 342, 463 11 Liberec – Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Photography
Tomáš Souček
The studio founded by João Boto Cæiro and Fulvio Capurso concludes the reconstruction process of the municipal library of Juchitán, harmonising the original structure with elements of contemporary sustainable architecture.
Project name
Biblioteca Gabriel López Chiñas
Architecture firm
RootStudio
Location
Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico
Photography
Lizet Ortíz
The new Library of Chongqing Real Estate College provide the Campus with an iconic landmark in the centre of Chongqing Real Estate College Campus. It is surrounded with academic buildings in the north, sports stadium in the south, student dormitories to the east, and the Technology & Science Hall on the west. The most prominent feature on the site,...
Project name
Real Estate College Library
Architecture firm
PH Alpha Design
Location
Yu Zhong Qu, Chong Qing Shi, China
Photography
LUOHAN Architechtural Photography