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Libraries Architecture

Author/EditorAndreu, David (Author)
Publisher: Loft Publications
ISBN: 9788499366920
Pub Date25/10/2021
BindingHardback
Pages336
Dimensions (mm)260(h) * 210(w)
A visual celebration of the diversity in recent library architecture (new buildings, conversions and extensions) which allows for the demands of multi-media technology.
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In the past decade, the increasing requirements of the multimedia world have substantially increased the demands placed on libraries. They have gone through a transformation from introverted collections of bookish knowledge to globally networked information administrators and communication brokers. Today, public and academic libraries have to offer their users constantly advancing digital search possibilities coupled with enough spaces for concentrated reading.

Architects have to approach library projects from multiple perspectives. Whether new buildings, conversions or extensions, this book shows the diversity of the design and building tasks in order to comply with the very latest technology requirements and cultural demands within a library space.

In the past decade, the increasing requirements of the multimedia world have substantially increased the demands placed on libraries. They have gone through a transformation from introverted collections of bookish knowledge to globally networked information administrators and communication brokers. Today, public and academic libraries have to offer their users constantly advancing digital search possibilities coupled with enough spaces for concentrated reading.

Architects have to approach library projects from multiple perspectives. Whether new buildings, conversions or extensions, this book shows the diversity of the design and building tasks in order to comply with the very latest technology requirements and cultural demands within a library space.

Author David Andreu is a designer and editor specialising in books about interior design and architecture, including: Architecture Today: Wood (2019; ISBN 978 849936 145 1); Architecture Today: Landscape (2017; ISBN 978 849936 961 7); Architecture Today: Commercial Spaces (2017; ISBN 978 849936 081 2); Wood: Living & Working (2019; ISBN 978 849936 944 0).

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