Yakety Yak Blog

Mostly about cool libraries, furniture and modern library design – keeping you abreast of our world

Belfast’s “Beacon for university life”
Red steelwork frames a large multi-purpose atrium at the heart of the One Elmwood student hub at Queen’s University Belfast, designed by studios Hawkins\Brown and RPP Architects. The 11,000-square-metre hub…
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Neude Library lights up
Dutch designer Maarten Baas has updated a historic library building with multi-coloured, illuminated signage. Baas designed the many-layered 3D sign for Neude Library in Utrecht, a former post office that…
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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 revitalized 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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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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