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New York Library | Les plus belles bib du monde. Queens Central Library, New York | Les plus belles bib du monde. La bibliothèque du Queens, également connu sous le nom la Queens Borough Public Library, est la bibliothèque publique du quartier du Queens et une des trois bibliothèques desservant la ville de New York. Elle est l’une des plus grandes bibliothèques du monde en terme de circulation, en ayant prêté 17,5 millions de documents au cours de l’année 2012.

Elle a été nommé « bibliothèque de l’année 2009 » par le Library Journal. Selon son site Internet, la bibliothèque possède environ 7,5 millions de documents, dont 1,4 millions dans sa bibliothèque centrale à Jamaica, Queens. New York Public Library, New York, USA - 15 Most Magnificent Libraries in the World. Steven Holl library, Queens | Forum. Téléphoner et lire à New York - Spanky Few. John Locke Depuis l’apparition des portables, l’utilisation des cabines téléphoniques se fait rare. Elles sont pourtant en passe de revenir à la mode à New York, où l’architecte John Locke a converti les cabines téléphoniques en bibliothèques itinérantes. Dans le bloc réservé au téléphone, l’architecte a mis en place des bibliothèques autour du thème du « mieux-être en milieu urbain ». Le projet interpelle, séduit souvent et surtout engage les résidents des quartiers puisque tous les livres sont des dons des riverains.

On ne peut s’empêcher de faire un parallèle avec la géniale Sophie Calle qui dans les années 90, avait complètement aménagé une cabine téléphonique new-yorkaise avec fleurs, laque, brosses, cigarettes… 5 Brilliant Bookstore-Bars. While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our couches), we’re re-running some of our favorite posts of 2014.

Enjoy this Best Of, and we’ll be back to your regularly scheduled programming on Monday, July 7th! This post originally ran May 31st. One of my favorite quotes by James Joyce is, “The sacred pint alone can unbind the tongue.” For me at least, reading books and casually drinking have always gone well together. After all, what’s better than sitting down with a cold beer or glass of wine (or occasionally a liberal tumbler of bourbon) and reading a great book? Luckily for all us lovers of literature, there is a new trend in the bookstore world: the bookstore equipped with a bar.

Here’s a list of five great bookstore pubs. White Horse Trading Co., Seattle, Washington: White Horse Trading Co. is buried in Post Alley, clandestinely located right next to the infamous Pike Place Market. D’Espresso Coffee Shop – New York. Located near Grand Central Station in New York, D’Espresso attracted a lot of media attention for its unique interior design. Inspired by the nearby Bryant Park Library, Manhattan based nemaworkshop designed the interior to look like a library turned on its side.

The floor, ceiling and one side of the wall are lined with tiles with full size photograph of books. One of the walls is covered with herringbone-patterned oak flooring while the opposite wall has lights sticking out from the side to look like the ceiling. The owner Eugene Kagansky spent $500,000 to create the imaginative interior of this 500-square-foot coffee shop. Interior design by nemaworkshop. Bryant Park | Reading Room. The original Reading Room began in August of 1935 as a public response to the Depression Era job losses in New York.

Many people did not have anywhere to go during the day, and no prospects for jobs. The New York Public Library opened the “Open Air Library” to give these out-of-work businessmen and intellectuals a place to go where they did not need money, a valid address, a library card, or any identification to enjoy the reading materials. The 1935 Reading Room consisted of several benches, a few book and magazine cases, and a table with a beach umbrella for the five librarians who ran it. It operated every day except Sunday from mid-morning until mid-evening. The Bryant Park Corporation has repeated history by recreating the Bryant Park Reading Room. Books and Staff We are fortunate to receive book donations from publishers of the periodicals, books, and newspapers that fill the shelves of the Reading Room. Celsus: A Library Architecture Resource - Children's Center at 42nd Street, New York Public Library, New York (remodel)

The New York Public Library's Children's Center recently reopened in it's historic location, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The Children's Center was completely remodeled to create a vibrant space for children from infants to twelve-year-olds. Aspects of the original library dating back to 1911 have been preserved and new technology has been added to make the space exciting and interesting for children today. Background The Stephen A. Timeline 1911: New York Public Library opens, including a children's lending library 1970: Children's Center relocated to Donnell Library Center 2008: Children's Center remodeled and reopened Project description: The reopening of the Children's Center at 42nd Street After nearly 40 years, on November 28, 2008, The New York Public Library’s Children's Center at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street reopened as a circulating library for children.

Architect Contact Information Children's Center at 42nd Street Stephen A. Links Stephen A. References Bird, E. (2008). New York Public Library Offers Peek at Renovation. But something crucial has been missing from this debate: what the transformed library will actually look like. On Wednesday, that will become clear when the library unveils the design by the British architect Norman Foster. Using space at the back of the building now occupied by seven floors of stacks, Mr. Foster has essentially created a major new contemporary library within Carrère & Hastings’s neo-Classical one. The plans call for opening the building’s central axis from the Fifth Avenue entrance through to the Bryant Park side, where there will be a four-level atrium, with bookshelves, sitting areas and desks, that will replace the stacks space, which is now closed to the public.

Dbox/Foster + Partners A rendering of what would be the New York Public Library’s new circulating library overlooking Bryant Park, as envisioned by Norman Foster. “We need to be respectful of the beloved, iconic building and to create a new inspiring space,” Anthony W. Mr. Foster + Partners. New York : Children’s Library Discovery Center / 1100 Architect. Architects: 1100 Architect Location: Jamaica, NY, USA Architect In Charge: Juergen Riehm Design Team: Jessica Spiegel, Texer Nam, Chen-Whei Su, Joanna Chen, Sebastian Kaempf, Peter Heller Principal: David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP Project Architects: Heather Braun, RA; Christine Harper, RA Project Captain: Ersela Kripa, RA Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Michael Moran / ottoarchive Managing Agency: NYC Department of Design and Construction Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates Mep Engineer: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers Environmental Consultant: Atelier Ten Client: Queens Library Thematic Sculptural Iconography, Environmental Graphics, and Way Finding Signage: Lee H.

The design and construction of the Children’s Library Discovery Center (CLDC) is the implementation of one of the first phases of 1100 Architect’s master plan for the renovation and modernization of the 275,000-square-foot Queens Central Library. New York : The New York Public Library / 1100 Architect. Architect: 1100 Architect Location: New York, NY Completion: Date 2010 Size: 10,500 SF Photographs: Courtesy of 1100 Architect This 10,500-square-foot library, which occupies the bottom two floors of a residential highrise development in Battery Park City, was commissioned to meet the needs of this new and rapidly growing community. As a new branch without an ingrained pattern of community use, it was critical for the design to establish a presence that would attract visitors. The architects provided for this with a design that announces the library to the surrounding community: a fully glazed two-story façade at the library’s most prominent corner enhances the connection between the passerby on the street and the interior spaces.

The bright, colorful children’s section occupies the space adjacent to the street frontage, making it evident to onlookers that the design transforms the standard library stack and reading areas into a vision for the 21st century. The Library Initiative. New New York Scott Lauer, Harold Levy, Henry Myerberg, David Saltzman, Lonni Tanner Introduced by Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi Moderated by Rosalie Genevro Wednesday, May 12, 2010 7:00 p.m. Scholastic Auditorium 557 Broadway 1.5 CEUs [add_to_calendar] To see a slideshow of Library Initiative libraries, click the header image above. In the past decade, more than 50 new libraries have been created in New York City elementary schools through the combined efforts of the Robin Hood Foundation and New York City Board of Education.

The Library Initiative brought together architects, educators, and school administrators to envision how libraries could function as educational and community centers in schools—inviting myriad learning opportunities, from quiet reading to collaborative performances. Introduction:Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, author of The L! Moderator:Rosalie Genevro, executive director, The Architectural League of New York The L! Tickets are required for admission to League programs. Spéculations sur la Public Library. LE MONDE CULTURE ET IDEES | • Mis à jour le | Par Sylvain Cypel New York, correspondant.

Traductrice en américain d'une trentaine d'ouvrages d'Elie Wiesel, Amin Maalouf ou André Comte-Sponville, Catherine Temerson, femme menue à la voix posée et à l'ire habituellement pondérée, avait tenu à venir. Avec 200 intellectuels new-yorkais, elle manifestait sa colère, le 8 mai, devant la sublime Public Library, la grande bibliothèque municipale située à Manhattan. Un lieu "de référence" dont elle est une "utilisatrice invétérée". Aux passants, Catherine Temerson distribuait un tract : "Non au vidage de la bibliothèque.

" Deuxième plus grande bibliothèque des Etats-Unis après celle du Congrès à Washington, la Library de New York, inaugurée en 1911, est une merveille d'architecture Beaux-Arts, financée par des fonds publics et privés mais gérée par la municipalité. Ses contempteurs reprochent à un projet coûteux – avant travaux, la somme initiale de 300 millions de dol... (1) Steven Holl library Berlin | Render & Imagen INTerior.