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251, Guangming Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan
4 years ago
Amidst the lush greenery of Beitou Park, the Taipei Public Library exists in perfect harmony with nature. Sunlight is always in generous supply with energy coming from the sun and the warm wooden structure bringing the outdoors inside. Every inch, from the sloping roof to the air that circulates within, was taken into consideration in this little oasis’ design. Taipei’s “green library” is a comforting spot to better your mind. Its vast collection highlights ecological conservation; but, with more than 20,000 titles to choose from, there’s bound to be something to catch your interest. Take your reading to the balcony and bask in the sun and Beitou Park’s refreshing atmosphere.
3 years ago
You've definitely seen pictures from the Tainjin Binhai Library floating all over social media. Steps on steps, and shelves on shelves of books and nothing but books! You're literally surronded by books! Nicknamed as "The Eye", Tainjin Binhai Library's round-like architecture is is meant to stimulate the space for the use of reading, walking and even conversing. In the middle of the library-- completing the eye theme-- is a giant globe that serves as an auditorium inside. The building is 5 levels big, and though (sadly) not every book in this "book mountain" is real, there are other areas beyond the main atrium for you to locate the book of your choice.
3 years ago
Sleek, minimalist, spacious, automated, environmentally friendly, community inviting-- Welcome to the future of libraries. Kanazawa Umimirai Library stands almost as an eye sore in the middle of residential areas. But this architectural feat brings in the 21st century to what once was considered the dying "business" of libraries. This "cake box" of a building not only holds shelves upon shelves of books (some of these shelves are automated, by the way!), and the typical reading/ study areas for both for those allowing themselves to be bothered, or isolated from the others, it also holds complex halls and meeting spaces, giving a more communal and neighborly feel to the typical library. The walls are punctured with around 6000 translucent glass holes, giving natural lighting to this 12- meter high building. By entirety, the library is crafted with the acknowledgement of giving a space for those who read for pleasure and those who read for work, keeping in mind the needed space for the community and the 400,00 books they house, the acoustics, the climate and tempreture (as they do rely on natural lighting) and even the smell. All of these are accounted to help create a healthy environment to stay, and be productive around the library.
3 years ago
Established in 1986, Connemara Public Library basks in their old fashioned glory. Prided with Indo- Saracenic architecture, you'll be taken aback by the intricate woodwork, and the stunning stained glass windows. You'd feel as if you stepped into Hogwarts, focused on finding that right book of spells that's dated centuries ago, or you're keeping an eye out for Wong as your practice and learn your craft with Doctor Strange in the Library of Kamar Taj. Connemara brags of a hefty selection of prints from novels, journals, newspapers, braille manuscripts, even centuries old books (including a bible from 1608) that their team painstakingly sustains.
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