Modern Libraries

Stuttgart City Library

The Stuttgart City Library was designed by Yi Architects. Built out of pale grey concrete and frosted glass bricks it’s  façade resembles a shell. The building takes the form of cube with an edge length of 45 meters. The gallery hall is a five-story space, in a form of a square and surrounded by shelves of books.

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Window that morphs into a balcony at the touch of a button

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Bloomframe® is an innovative window that morphs magically into a balcony at the touch of a button. The first models are destined for an apartment building in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The product’s creators, the Amsterdam-based architecture firm HofmanDujardin explain the Bloomframe® window could soon become a familiar element of the modern cityscape as more architects, developers and builders realize its considerable functional and aesthetic benefits.

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The Tree Self

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Sebastian Errazuriz’s shelving unit called Bilbao receives its name from the street in Santiago, Chile, where the artist found a branch that had broken off a fallen tree. The branch was taken to the workshop and twisted, turned, and readapted so it could hug a flat wall and live a new life as a shelf.

 

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