The focal point of the Orange Branch Library, Delaware, OH, is its double-sided stone fireplace in a wall with random openings. CREDITS: Dewberry, architect; photo, Brad Feinknopf.
The main-level fireplace of the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, AL, four-story structure is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows to “maximize the forest experience.” CREDITS: Keith Design, PC, architect; photo, Taneisha Young Tucker.
The new Caledonia Township Branch of Kent District Library, MI, has created a long living room, with a cozy fireplace at its center. CREDITS: Chris Kretovic, FTCH, architect; photo, Andy Schwallier.
The renovation at Anythink Commerce City, CO, included a 2300 square foot addition and a reading nook with a fireplace and views to an enclosed garden. CREDITS: Humphries Poli, architect; photo, Blue Talon Photography, Inc.
Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, Denver, makes the most of its situation near Denver International Airport, inspiring structural detailing buildingwide derived from early aircraft design. CREDITS: Humphries Poli, architect; photo, Paul Brokering.
The Kenai Community Library, AK, stresses warm, welcoming interior materials that provide visual separation of spaces. CREDITS: ECI/HYER Architecture, architect; photo, Chris Arend.