Jan 17, 2008

Seattle Public Library

"The stacks, arranged along a continuous spiral ramp contained within a four-story slab, reinforce a sense of a world organized with machine-like precision."Nicolai Ouroussoff Los Angeles Times. The building is divided into eight layers, each varying in size to fit its function. A structural steel and glass skin unifies the multifaceted form and defines the public spaces in-between. (to find out more...)
Another fascinating architecture by Rem Koolhaas; OMA has came up with a great solution for the circulation of the users and the books located in it, which is known as the 'Continuous Collection'. The space organization that has been divided into eight layers look marvellous from the front facade, as it takes shape of a stack of books, and it is being pulled apart; which is categorized as another deconstructivism icon.

text and images from: http://www.arcspace.com/architects/koolhaas/Seattle/index.htm

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