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Casa de las Ideas Library / CROstudio. Project Architects: CROstudio Location: Popocatépetl, Camino Verde, 22190 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Project Architects: Adriana Cuellar, Marcel Sánchez Collaborators: Gabriela Bendeck, Arturo González, Joseph Ruiz Tapia Structural Engineering: Fernando Arroyo Construction: Grupo LARC Walter López Arce, Berta Sánchez Rabago Project Area: 220.0 m2 Project Year: 2012 Photographs: CROstudio From the architect.

Casa de las Ideas Library / CROstudio

The Casa de las Ideas digital library is located along the canal that runs through the Tijuana Camino Verde neighborhood. The adjacent buildings, mostly residences and businesses built informally, face the same channel, where a large amount of public activity, transport, and both formal and informal business, is concentrated. Two challenges characterize this area: crime and flooding. The proposed library is a space of just 220 square meters. Its architecture opens to a number of scenarios both inside and outside. Wiel Arets Architects — University Library + Rotation Building Duisburg – Essen. © Wiel Arets Architects .

Wiel Arets Architects — University Library + Rotation Building Duisburg – Essen

Published on July 24, 2009. Positioned at the interface between city and university centre two new compact solitaires establish an independent scale and spatial structure within their heterogonous proximity. The outspoken vertical and horizontal gesture of the volumes results in an iconographic complex whose presence goes far beyond the immediate context. King Roselli Architetti - Ampliamento della Biblioteca Pontificia Università Lateranense - Roma. - Usera public library José Hierro. Video: Jaume Fuster Library / Josep Llinás and Joan Vera. Library of Aveiro. 1 of 7 Description Change this Founded in 1973, the University of Aveiro, also known as UA, is a recognized national and internationally institution for its important technology center that invests in innovative areas.

Library of Aveiro

Facts - Thames Valley University. Thames Valley University (TVU) is one of a number of new British universities developed from former further education institutions in the 1990s.

Facts - Thames Valley University

The existing campus at Slough, developed from the 1950s on, was undistinguished, with poor public spaces and indistinct circulation routes, and isolated from the town centre by a main highway and railway line. Library Delft University of Technology. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) commissioned Mecanoo to design a library that would be the heart of the university and give a face to a campus the size of a city district.

Library Delft University of Technology

The iconic library of TU Delft, designed with the digital transition in mind, still meets expectations more than two decades after its opening. Utrecht Library / Wiel Arets Architects. Architect: Wiel Arets Architects Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands Client: University Utrecht Consultants: ABT Adviseurs; Huygen Installatieadviseurs bv; Heijmans-IBC Bouw bv Acoustic Advisor: Adviesbureau Peutz & Associates bv Façade Advisor: Permasteelisa Central Europe bv Project Area: 36,250 sqm Project Year: 2004 Photographs: Jan Bitter & Andrea Giannotti The Uithof Campus of the Utrecht University gather a number of buildings signed by the most famous Dutch firms during the 90s and 2000: we can mention Mecanoo, OMA, Neutelings Riedijk, NL Architects.

Utrecht Library / Wiel Arets Architects

Wiel Arets won in 1997 the competition for the Library building. The library appears in this context as a solid composition of volumes, which show on the facade a play of alternating transparent and opaque panels. They are blurred by a repeated texture, printed on the glass and carved in relief on the black concrete panels. JO COENEN – ARCHITECTS & URBANISTS. The material (photos, texts, videos etc.) on this website may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, stored or manipulated in any manner or form whatsoever without the prior written permission of JCAU bv, unless otherwise indicated.


All material is copyrighted © 1973 - 2013 JCAU bv For better readability this website uses cookies in a number of projects (Safari only). Cookies are not stored. Archivio Michele De Lucchi. Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan. Once again, Iwan Baan shared with us another impresive photoset.

Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan

Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum. 1 of 16 Description Change this Shiba Ryotaro was an important figure in Japanese literature after the World War II.

Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum

Characterized by a critical look at modern life, his popular historical novels and travel writings provided moral support for Japanese people after the war. His sudden death in 1996 was widely mourned and his works are still seen by many Japanese as a sort of guide to life. AD Classics: National Library of France / Dominique Perrault. As an edition to the developing urban project in eastern Paris, the French National Library was built in hopes to be the most modern library in the world.

AD Classics: National Library of France / Dominique Perrault

The competition of 1989 that included projects from 244 internationally renowned architects was won by Dominique Perrault, who was only 36 years old. This project would be the defining design of Perrault‘s career. Read more about the history of the National Library of France after the break. Cuenta Arabella Capa: Domingo Deco... Estanterías originales. La semana va de pequeños detalles, en este caso en la decoración de nuestra casa. Con un poco de imaginación podemos crear estanterías diferentes que hagan de nuestro hogar un sitio único. Persi nei libri -  Abitare Abitare. Sou Fujimoto genera uno spazio per la lettura che diventa il baricentro sociale della Musashino Art University a Tokyo. Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. Atene: monumenti in epoca romana. Storia dei rapporti tra Roma ed Atene La situazione urbanistica di Atene durante l’occupazione romana non subisce molte trasformazioni, data la stima e la riverenza che Roma nutriva nei confronti di questa città considerata la culla della cultura e del sapere filosofico.

Sia ben chiaro che sin dall’inizio i rapporti con i romani non furono di certo dei più amichevoli; gli ateniesi., tra tutti i greci, erano i più agguerriti sostenitori della loro libertà. Durante il periodo delle guerre civili la polis sbaglia tutte le sue alleanze: prima si schiera con Pompeo, poi con i cesaricidi ed infine con Antonio. Cesare nel 48 a.C., poco prima di Farsalo, devasta l’Attica e Megara e nel 47 a.C., con molta probabilità, Atene subì la confisca dei beni, forse proprio la somma di denaro (o quanto ne restava) che Cesare le aveva donato nel 50 a.C. per la costruzione di un mercato cittadino (Agorà romana).

Una terza visita si ha nel 19 a.C. ed in tale occasione la città tenta la riconciliazione. Musashino Art University Museum & Library / Sou Fujimoto. Architects: Sou Fujimoto Location: Tokyo, Japan Client: Musashino Art University Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 2,883.18 sqm Photographs: Daici Ano One of the most interesting projects I’ve seen in a while, the Musashino Art University Museum & Library proposes a new relation between the user and the books, surrounded and sheltered by them. We had the chance to ask Sou Fujimoto about the challenge of designing this program in the information age, as you can see on the above video. More info after the break: This project is a new library for a highly distinguished art universities in Japan. It involves designing a new library building and refurbishing the existing building into an art gallery, which will ultimately create a new integration of the Library and the Art Gallery.

STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS. HUNTERS POINT COMMUNITY LIBRARY Queens, NY, United States, June 2010-2014 PROGRAM: Library with adult reading collection, children's area, teen area, cybercenter, conference room and outdoor amphitheater CLIENT: New York City Department of Design and Construction / Queens Library BUILDING AREA (SQUARE): 21,000 sf STATUS: construction documents Located on a prominent site along the East River, the design for the 21,000 square foot Queens Library at Hunters Point takes inspiration from the views of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. Glazed cuts in the recycled foamed aluminum facade allow users to great views toward the city as they move up a series of perimeter stairs.

The program's separation into children's area, teen area and adult area, can be read in the carved cuts of the east face of the building, one façade opening for each area. Yet the programmatic divisions are fluid. Engineer– Robert Silman Associates– ICOR Associates. Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN. This is -by far- one of the most inspiring projects I know. And it´s not just the skin or the structure. Phillips Exeter Academy. © Steve RosenthalThe evolution of plans for the current building took almost 15 years, from the first ideas for a "new library" to its final form. At least three different projects were undertaken to plan for the library, with the results of the first two bearing no resemblance to what we now know as the Class of 1945 Library.

However rocky its inception, the building is now viewed as an architectural gem. Alvar Aalto. Viipuri Library. Viipurin kirjasto. AD Classics: Stockholm Public Library / Gunnar Asplund. In the early 1900s, the concept of a public library was being adopted by the City of Stockholm in Sweden. Gunnar Asplund was initially hired to help determine the requirements for a public library and then prepare a competition open to all architects. NUK, National and University Library, Ljubljana. Biblioteca abbazia san gallo. Henri Labrouste - Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève. Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Life.

MoMA’s upcoming exhibition Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light celebrates the impact of this 19th century architect on space, materials, luminosity and on great places of assembly. The exhibition will run from March 10th to June 24th, 2013 and will be the first solo exhibition of Labrouste’s work in the United States. Boullee2.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 × 300 pixels) L'Architettura del Quattrocento, Cinquecento e Seicento: Biblioteca Laurenziana (1523-1539) La biblioteca va ad inserirsi tra il primo ed il secondo chiostro del monastero di San Lorenzo e come vincolo progettuale di era quello di essere realizzata senza che l'attività claustrale fosse interrotta (tra l'altro questo edificio si va a porre sopra quelle che erano le residenze dei monaci e l’intervento di contraffortamento delle strutture preesistenti e della costruzione in generale devono venire mentre l'attività del convento continuò ad andare avanti).

La biblioteca riprende una tipologia già nota delle biblioteche e che vedeva nella biblioteca di San Marco l'esempio toscano più importante, Michelangelo infatti si ispira a questo tipo di biblioteche immaginandola però in termini a lui contemporanei. Michelozzo, biblioteca del convento di San Marco - Mediateca di Palazzo Medici Riccardi.