Seattle Central Library - 11 floors of awesome architecture and design. The kids book room is bigger than some WHOLE libraries that I've been to. Been there four times and still haven't seen most of it!

Seattle Public library (Central) was built in This 11 story building made out of steel and glass was designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince- Ramus. The library had over 2 million visitors in the first year.

SYED In this example, Architecture firm OMA used a physical model which they described as a hyper rational program based model. This model is divided into three sections and these sections identify the users circulation and book’s location. This model helped them to show the process of both construction and function to their clients.

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN

Diagramming the Seattle Central Library, by OMA - I'm not sure who put together this analysis, but it deserves attention moreso than images of "funky spaces". OMA, to me, does a great deal of thinking about the programming of their projects - and this, more than the aesthetics, is what should be understood.

Diagramming the Seattle Central Library, by OMA - the diagram is successful because it shows the process of programming. It is clear how the space was grouped, stacked, and shifted into the program model.

Central Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of OMA/LMN, Seattle

The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World

Central Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of OMA/LMN, Seattle The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World – Flavorwire

mixing chamber on the 5th floor of the Seattle Central Library

collage: mixing chamber

mixing chamber on the 5th floor of the Seattle Central Library

14 of the Coziest, Cutest Bookstores You've Ever Seen

14 of the Coziest, Cutest Bookstores You've Ever Seen

For bookstore lovers, there's nothing better a bookstore with character. That's why we collected 14 of the coziest, cutest bookstores we could find.

Architecture in the Age of Gehry

Architecture in the Age of Gehry

The Seattle Public Library's Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. The glass and steel building in downtown Seattle was built in We had so much fun exploring this amazing building.

depiction of Seattle's Central Library

graphic: program diagram

Seattle Public Library Program Diagram: divided up traditional spaces, shifted back & forth, flexible chambers mixed materials from natural and artificial

SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY - OMA  The entire building is "public", but dedicated public space is the space inbetween program. Staggered.

SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY - OMA The entire building is "public", but dedicated public space is the space inbetween program. Staggered.

Seattle Public Library OMA Programmerad med oprogrammerade mellanrum

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN

Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle - Thanks pixel chick!

Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle - Thanks pixel chick!

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN

Completed in 2004 in Seattle, United States. The Seattle Central Library redefines the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to the book, but as an information store where.

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