2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Announced — from archdaily.com by Karissa Rosenfield

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New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Teen Center; New York City / Rice+Lipka Architects © Michael Moran

 

James B. Hunt Jr. Library; Raleigh, North Carolina / Snøhetta and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee © Mark Herboth

The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation — from startup-dating.com by Yukari Mitsuhashi

 

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Photo by Liss Blog

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Library Services in the Digital Age — from libraries.pewinternet.org by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie and Kristen Purcell
Patrons embrace new technologies – and would welcome more. But many still want printed books to hold their central place.

 

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Mobile connections to libraries — from PewInternet.org by Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr and Maeve Duggan

 

Bookworm Chair [fubiz.net]

Bookworm Chair — from fubiz.net

 

 

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34 creative [pieces of] furniture that stand out from the rest  — from hongkiat.com by Alvaris Falcon

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The incredible, shrinking cloud based-library — from CampusTechnology.com by Alicia Brazington
By migrating to a cloud-based platform, Bucknell’s library services have improved the school’s research capabilities while drastically cutting costs.

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Today, Bucknell University (PA) no longer runs a local library system. It has no library system server, and it’s free from cumbersome data-entry tasks. What it does have are huge savings, freed-up FTEs, and the cloud-based OCLC WorldShare Platform for streamlining library resources.

 

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Architects: Levitt Goodman Architects
Location: Scott Library, York University, Toronto, Canada
Architect In Charge: Brock James
Design Team: Kris Payne, Amanda Reed
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 17,000 sq ft
Client: York University
Budget: $1.9 Million
Photographs: Bob Gundu, Ben Rahn © A-Frame Inc.

 

 

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Some sharp library designs

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / Ghirardelli Architetti — from archdaily.com by Alison Furuto

 

 

 

 Courtesy of Ghirardelli Architetti

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A simple gesture like opening the pages of a book became the inspiration for Ghirardelli Architetti in their design proposal for the Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition. By interacting with their intellectual awareness, art, science and history, this can transform into a different state of being, separated from what is happening around us in where we discover leisure, tranquility and food for thought with infinite horizons to explore inside and outside ourselves. Their library design contains this knowledge and makes it available through intriguing spaces and activities, providing at the same time, individual detachment from the daily ritual. More images and architects’ description after the break.

 

 

 

Magnificent Five-Story Book Mountain Library — from mymodernnet.com posted by Katie Hosmer

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Architecture firm MVRDV designed this magnificent library called Book Mountain, literally a mountain of books covered by a glass shell. The public library, located in Spijkenisse near Rotterdam

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Stunning home library design ideas — from woordup.com

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Design, creation & management of library learning spaces. 


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Modern Architecture: Dalian Public Library by 10 Design, Dalian, China

Photo of new modern building proposed for Dalian as seen from the street
Modern Architecture: Dalian Public Library by 10 Design, Dalian, China
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Welcome to the ‘Hive’: Harvard’s new classroom — from CLO by Frank Kalman
Harvard Business School’s recently launched “Hive” classroom is fit to equip learners with three modern components to business leadership: teamwork, collaboration and flexibility.

 

That is, the newest classroom at Harvard Business School (HBS), “Hives.”

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The classroom in 2020 — from Forbes.com by  George Kembel
The next decade will bring an end to school as we know it.

 

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Reconceptualising the School Library as Collaborative Makerspace | Services to Schools

 

 

 

Collaborative teaching: What might it look like?

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