// arthitectural / library
  • Several towns have attempted to enhance their appeal in recent years by removing some buildings to clear their roads. However, this resulted in a loss of visual coherence about which it is now time to reconsider. This very call to coherence is the role of the Monterblanc library, which stands at the center of the […]


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  • The Bibliothèque du Boisé aims to become a place fostering a feeling of belonging, promoting exploration and discovery. Located between Thimens Boulevard and the Marcel-Laurin Park, it covers a surface area of 5,000 m² and is integrated into the site by drawing on its major elements. This isn’t a project about architecture alone: it’s also […]


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One of the most interesting projects I’ve seen in a while, the Musashino Art University Museum & Library proposes a new relation between the user and the books, surrounded and sheltered by them. We had the chance to ask Sou Fujimoto about the challenge of designing this program in the information age, as you can […]


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