Monday, December 9, 2013

Bookworm's paradise

Public spaces are very important for the health of society, and university library is one of those spaces.  It seems like people in general don't care much about libraries nowadays, but I believe they still are a great resource for all sorts of information and research work, and they simply can't be replaced by digital media. The name behind Tama Art University Library (Tokyo, Japan) is Toyo Ito.  This architectural masterpiece has "exterior glass walls and large arches that allow the contours of the natural environment surrounding the campus to extend into the interior creating an exhilaratingly open space. " Oh, how nice it must be to gather knowledge in a place like this...

Source: ArchDaily   Photography: Iwan Baan

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