Amazing Libraries Around the World

Amazing Libraries Around the World

Sarah Coffey
Jul 2, 2009
We know you're out there. You bibliophiles who can't get enough of bookshelves stacked floor to ceiling, hallways lined with card catalogs, mahogany desks with bankers' lamps. We sympathize. We love a good library, too. For those of you who worry about your house someday sinking from the weight of your books, we've rounded up a selection of amazing libraries from homes, universities, and cities across the globe... FIRST ROW1 Chicago, Illinois: Home Library by Wheeler Kearns2 London, England: Staircase Library by Levitate Architects3 Dublin, Ireland: Trinity College Library from Libraries by Candida Höfer4 Prague, Czech Republic: Franz Kafka Society by Holl and Steinbachová5 Washington, DC: Library of Congress SECOND ROW6 Paris, France: Pierre Chareau's Maison de Verre Bookcase7 Copenhagen, Denmark: The Royal Library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen8 Seattle, Washington: Seattle Public Library by Rem Koolhaus9 Växjö, Sweden: Halmstad Library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen10 Cahuita, Costa Rica: Casa Kike by Gianni Botsford (Photos: Heidrich Blessing, Kristin Hohenadel, Dezeen, Candida Höfer, Flickr member saturnism via Creative Commons license, Francois Halard, Flickr member bjaglin via Creative Commons license, Flickr member Christmas w/a K via Creative Commons license, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Christian Richters via ArchDaily)
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