is a collaborative wiki for articles related to the history, design, construction, and renovation of libraries. [more inside]
The McAllen, TX Public Library
won a 'Best-Of-Category' award in Interior Design
for its new layout.
It's in an abandoned Wal-Mart
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The Noun Project
collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so they may be shared in a fun and meaningful way. The goal is to collect and organize all the symbols that form our language into one easy-to-use online library that can be accessed by anyone. All the symbols on their site are completely free to download, and can be used for design projects, architecture presentations, art pieces — just about anything.
Under Foot and Between the Boards in the Laurential Library
"Within the Laurentian Library
, the enigmatic masterwork of Michelangelo, there exists a complex geometric
pavement that is hidden from view, little known about and shrouded with mystery...Why had an immensely complicated pavement been constructed, only to be covered over?"
Indiana University's main library is not sinking.
Neither is the University of Waterloo campus library
, but what about the University of Calgary's Mackimmie Library
? If the University of Nottingham's Jubilee library
is really sinking, readers better grab their snorkels. But guess what — The University of Nebraska at Omaha library is actually sinking
, and the University of Las Vegas Lied Library
close. This library
sunk into an ancient burial site, and now it's haunted! Finally, is it art
? Or does Melbourne, Australia have the greatest sinking library ever? See Snopes
on one of the most persistent of urban legends — the amazing sinking library.
Virtual tour of the new Seattle Central Library.
Built from a critically acclaimed
design by Rem Koolhaas, this library opens Sunday. The design makes me want to paint my staircase bright yellow, or maybe move to Seattle.