Permeating the urban space of Viby

The newly completed library and culture house by Christensen & Co is the new living room for the small town of Viby, Denmark. The building is a place for lingering and staying, as well as a short-cut permeating the urban space of the town. This is achieved through a focus on social zones, open architecture,…
YAKETY YAK 203 Desks and YAKETY YAK Support Modules form an inviting and dynamic circulation area, at The Public Library for Union County, PA.

The Public Library for Union County, revitalizes its library space

On completion of a transforming renovation, The Public Library for Union County has opened its doors, revealing a new and revitalized space. The renovation involved a building expansion, adding 1,100 square feet of library space for the community to enjoy, including a new children’s library with a wing dedicated to children’s programming. Throughout the library,…
YAKETY YAK Oval 103 Pod, teamed with YAKETY YAK Support Caddy, positioned as a help point near the entrance to Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA .

Renovation of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Downtown Branch

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), in association with local architects, Loysen + Kreuthmeier, have transformed the community’s Downtown Branch library — a much anticipated year-long renovation project. The branch, which had previously occupied just the basement and first floor of the building, has now expanded to the second floor, opening up new and dynamic…
Mecanoo and OTJ Architects have renovated the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library.

Renovation of the Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

Architecture studios Mecanoo and OTJ Architects have added a rooftop garden and statement staircases to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library in Washington DC, as part of its renovation of the Mies van der Rohe-designed building. Dutch architecture office Mecanoo collaborated with New Orleans studio OTJ Architects for the project, which involved a three-year-long…
Yakety Yak 200 Series Library Desk

How to create a people-focused front-of-house for your library

A responsive, people-centered front-of-house, is essential for today’s modern library. In this blog, we are exploring how to choose service desks that create comfortable and engaging spaces that are fit for purpose. In particular, we will focus on the new generation of smart desks that are functional, adaptable, open and ergonomic; service desks that enhance…
YAKETY YAK Oval 102 Pod at Waverley Library.

Thunder Bay Public Library reset and re-imagine two community libraries

Thunder Bay Public Library have recently transformed their Brodie and Waverley community hubs, as a result of positively viewing the pandemic as “an opportunity to reset and re-imagine”.  Chief Librarian / CEO, John Pateman was determined to introduce fresh elements that would combine to create a “WOW factor” for these community destinations. The transformation comprises…
YAKETY YAK Oval 103 Pod teamed with YAKETY YAK Support Caddy, in the children’s library.

Two state-of-the-art libraries choose YAKETY YAK 100 Series Pods

Westgate Library and multi-purpose facility, Te Manawa, were conceived and designed as an integrated project, by architects Warren and Mahoney. The project houses its core library function alongside a variety of event spaces, a Citizen’s Advice Bureau and a workplace for council staff. The vison and design for the library encourages all visitors to explore,…

Floating monolithic library  

Maru Architecture has revitalised the central library of Matsubara in Osaka prefecture, Japan, by adding a monolithic extension floating on a serene pond. Modeled on a historical Japanese tumulus surrounded by large burial mounds and moats, the library, which is also known as the ‘Forest of Reading’, encourages locals to enjoy peaceful moments of solitude,…
YAKETY YAK 202 Desk at Harrison Memorial Library.

Harrison Memorial Library enjoys the benefits of YAKETY YAK, height adjustable service desks

Situated in a historic building designed by Bernard Maybeck in 1928, Harrison Memorial Library is the public library for the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea on California’s Central Coast. The library provides books and programs that actively support education, recreation and culture, while showcasing the history and development of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the surrounding region.   Construction for…
YAKETY YAK Learning Pods

Children enjoy the benefits of YAKETY YAK Learning Pods

While YAKETY YAK Pods are transforming the way librarians work and interact in libraries, children at Belmont Primary School are also enjoying the benefits of pods, deployed for learning. Belmont Primary School recently refurbished their library and wanted to add group work hubs throughout their space; where iPads could be mounted for children to use.…
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