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ERIC Number: EJ930812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-15
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
The Year in Architecture 2010: Comfort & Joy
Fox, Bette-Lee
Library Journal, v135 n20 p30-46 Dec 2010
The libraries featured in this article--all projects competed between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010--harmonize with and expand into their communities. Today's library is more than the mere sum of its parts. As evidenced by these 125 public library projects and 12 academic buildings, the thinking these days is for the library to harmonize with and extend both into and beyond its community; to become a warm and welcoming place for its constituents; and to present a safe harbor for everyone who enters. These libraries embrace brilliant artwork, panoramic views through glass walls, extensive collections of varied materials, hi-tech elements of every imaginable kind, and more energy-efficient features than one can shake a bioswale at. This article presents: (1) an overview of building projects in 2010; (2) statistics on libraries; and (3) list of architects.
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Language: English
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