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    Typology: SchoolsSubscription

    In the industrial era, schools developed as highly controlled environments to instil the discipline to thrive in a machine age. Now, to prepare pupils for success in a knowledge economy, the evolving typology is more fluidly conceived to provide flexibility, connectivity, and spaces for social and educational encounters

  • Robert Smirke’s much loved 1857 British Library is one of the most famous examples of the radial plan, which was introduced into library design to enable the efficient monitoring of readers by librarians

    Typology: LibrariesSubscription

    In this piece from November 2011, Oriel Prizeman examines six recent public library projects in the first of a major new quarterly series on typology

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    Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo Subscription

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

  • The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture designed by Snøhetta takes the form of a knot in the desert that holds resources which have fuelled the global economy. A cluster inspired by striped pebbles contains a children's 'discovery zone' and a l.mir.no

    King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture by Snøhetta Subscription

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

  • The National Library of China is the third largest in the world. It is divided into three layers: an earthbound historic base, translucent central portion and  digital roof layer

    National Library of China by KSP Jurgen Engel ArchitektenSubscription

    Oriel Prizeman examines six recent libraries in the first of a new quarterly series on typology

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