October 26, 2014

Librarians Pick Their Favorite Furniture for Teens | Library by Design

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Surprising, stunning, outrageous even—that’s what teens asked for and hot in these library spaces.

How To Design Library Space with Kids in Mind | Library by Design

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When creating special spaces where children can experience joy in learning and investigation, public and school libraries often are inclined to produce primary-colored themed spaces that may appear on the surface to be kid-friendly. These spaces, however, can be a flat experience for children. Children appreciate good design, subtlety, and nuance. We should avoid talking down to them with the spaces we provide just for them.

Building Smart: LJ’s Design Institute Inspires Spaces for the Future | Library by Design

The first panel on envisioning library futures through integrated building design offered pointed comments from Schaper and Barker Rinker Seacat’s Bruce Flynn (next photo)

Some 90 librarians, architects, and vendors gathered to talk about how to build for flexibility in uncertain times and brainstorm solutions to a handful of design challenges.