Brutalist library in Chicago gets interior update by Woodhouse Tinucci

July 10, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

US firm Woodhouse Tinucci Architects has spruced up reading room in the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library, a 1970s building originally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Totalling 18,000 square feet (1,672 square metres), the project entailed transforming a ground-level reading room of the brutalist library into a space more suitable for group meetings

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Blacksheep bases experiential cooking library in Seoul on European factory interiors

June 29, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

London design studio Blacksheep has completed an immersive cookery environment in Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo neighbourhood that includes a deli, cafe, library and kitchen featuring industrial materials and high-end European furniture. The Cooking Library is one of four experiential spaces commissioned by local credit-card company Hyundai Card as places where customers can engage in an analogue way

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Andrew Berman Architects adds timber-framed extension to old Staten Island library

May 18, 2017 John Trujillo 0

Tasked with renovating and extending the Stapleton branch of the New York Library, Andrew Berman Architects overhauled the interior and connected it to an annex clad with zinc and glass. The facility is situated in northeast Staten Island – one of the five boroughs that make up New York City – and was first constructed in

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Bennetts Associates converts Art Deco cinema into cultural centre in northern England

May 17, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Bennetts Associates has renovated a 1930s cinema and added a brick, frosted-glass and copper extension to create this cultural centre in Chester, England. The British studio carried out the £37 million transformation for the listed Odeon cinema in Chester – a walled city in the northwest of England. A library, cinema, restaurant and cafe are set in the existing

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Obama Presidential Library concept design unveiled in Chicago

May 3, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

The first images and models of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects’ plans for the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago have been revealed. Former US president Barack Obama and wife Michelle presented the concept design and site plan for the library set for the city’s Jackson Park at an event earlier today. The proposal includes a

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