July 24, 2017

Year in Architecture 2012: Modern & Modular

A factory-constructed modular system forms the new Fife Library, Pierce County Library System, WA. Digitally fabricated, track-based divider panels bearing a custom pattern separate the library spaces from community areas available for public functions. CREDITS: SHKS Architects, architect; photo, ©2011 Benjamin Benschneider.

The remodeled Main Library, Central Arkansas Library System, in Little Rock, includes new adult browsing space, a Prose Garden sandwich and snack area, and an exciting, 9,800 square foot teen area called simply Level 4. CREDITS: Mark Mann, Stocks Mann Architects, PLC, architect; photo, Steve Grisham.

 

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Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Celebrating her 43rd year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ’s Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews.

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