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Les plus belles bib du monde. Queens Central Library, New York. 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.

Queens Central Library, 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. New York Public Library, New York, USA - 15 Most Magnificent Libraries in the World. Steven Holl library, Queens. Téléphoner et lire à New York - Spanky Few. John Locke Depuis l’apparition des portables, l’utilisation des cabines téléphoniques se fait rare.

Téléphoner et lire à New York - Spanky Few

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.

5 Brilliant Bookstore-Bars

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? 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. BookBar, Denver, Colorado: I had the privilege of going to BookBar while I was out in Denver over the summer. I think these type of bookstores are great for the community. 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.

D’Espresso Coffee Shop – New York

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. Reading Room. The original Reading Room began in August of 1935 as a public response to the Depression Era job losses in New York.

Reading Room

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. Most of the books were from the New York Public Library’s circulation, but all magazines and trade publications were donated by publishers or individuals. The Bryant Park Corporation has repeated history by recreating the Bryant Park Reading Room.

Books and Staff. 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.

Celsus: A Library Architecture Resource - Children's Center at 42nd Street, New York Public Library, New York (remodel)

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. 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.

New York Public Library Offers Peek at Renovation

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.

New York : Children’s Library Discovery Center / 1100 Architect. 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.

New York : The New York Public Library / 1100 Architect

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 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.

The Library Initiative

Scholastic Auditorium 557 Broadway 1.5 CEUs [add_to_calendar] To see a slideshow of Library Initiative libraries, click the header image above. Spéculations sur la Public Library. LE MONDE CULTURE ET IDEES | • Mis à jour le | Par Sylvain Cypel.

Spéculations sur la Public Library

(1) Steven Holl library Berlin.