Kazunobu Nakamura’s brilliant library design changed the lives of the Kikuchi residents – it sparked a love for reading, a love for libraries, but most importantly – a love for the city.
MVRDV has completed the 'tianjin binhai library' in china, which forms part of a larger cultural masterplan developed by GMP architekten.
Though they are losing ground to the e-book and the audiobook, public libraries were once central hubs of human intellectual progress. There's something about them that still attracts people, however – whether it's their magnificent historical buildings or the unmistakable smell of old books and dust, scholars and bookworms alike still enjoy perusing their hoards of literary treasures.
The official game board for the Concord Public Library's Bookopoly. TIM GOODWIN / Insider staff
It's a library, how unique can it be? While I won't go into the index of every book shelf, read on to discover what makes Seattle Public Library unique!
A Boston Public Library Wedding With A Charming Candle Covered Staircase
We scoured the world for some of its most beautiful libraries, and here's a list of some that we'd just love to read in forever!
Get advice on best practices for designing seven essential library spaces to make sure all users’ needs are met in each area of your library.
Image 11 of 23 from gallery of Dujiangyan Zhongshuge Bookstore / X+Living. Photograph by Feng Shao
Get tips on how to evaluate your learning spaces to ensure your littlest patrons are getting the most out of your early literacy environment.
Image 11 of 15 from gallery of Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch / NBBJ. Photograph by Chuck Choi
Image 21 of 21 from gallery of Manhattan Beach Public Library / HED + Johnson Favaro. Axonometric
Image 18 of 30 from gallery of Norwell Public Library / Oudens Ello Architecture. Photograph by Chuck Choi Architectural Photography
The public library in Thionville is an example of how libraries evolve to meet the changing needs of communities. The newly opened…