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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…
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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…
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Service desk dynamics for libraries
Responsive customer service is at the heart of today’s library front of house. However, beyond aesthetics and overall function, it is important to consider how the service desks themselves work…
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Yakety Yak 100 series library desk.
Tips for creating an ergonomic workspace
The right work setup is essential for creating healthy workspaces that support wellbeing.  The wrong setup contributes to issues related to repetitive strain, and it is important to create workspaces…
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Tainan Public Library
The collaborative team of Mecanoo and MAYU Architects has completed a public library in Tainan — Taiwan‘s oldest city. The design references the history of the region, which comprises remnants…
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