The role of libraries in society has changed and evolved in recent years, with the increasing importance of online sources. Modern libraries must strike a balance between housing significant amounts of printed material, providing access to digital material, and serving as a hub of activities within the community, whether that community is a neighborhood of a city, or a specific field of study at a university. Libraries provide an exciting challenge for contemporary architecture studios, and this volume details some of the most inspiring projects in recent years from around the world, with full-color photographs, plans, and insightful descriptions from the architects themselves.
Max Dudler. Sergi Godia and Berta Barrio. Projektil Architekti. Badia Berger Architectes. Helen & Hard. Eun Young Yi. KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten. OAB Carlos Ferrater, Alberto Peñín. Kazumi Kudo + Hiroshi Horiba. Snøhetta. schmidt hammer lassen architects. Bing Thom Architects. Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. JAAM architecture partnership. KARO* architekten. Ector Hoogstad Architecten. LOOK Architects. Line and Space. Martín Lejarraga. Max Dudler. BOLLES+WILSON. Manon Asselin | Jodoin Lamarre. HS99. Andrés Perea. Anttinen Oiva Architects. ff-Architekten & Martina Wronna.