Architect's refurbished Giles Gilbert Scott building in Oxford reopened this weekend as the Weston Library

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Friday, 16 May 2014 14:57

Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham

Ten storeys high, with gold cladding and neon elevators, Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham is a confident riposte to those who think this building type should go quietly. But does a library lose something when it starts to shout, asks Owen Pritchard?

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:42

Seinäjoki Library by JKMM

Helsinki architect JKMM’s copper-clad extension to Alvar Aalto’s 1967 library is a bold attempt to move on from the golden age of Finnish design.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:40

Pierresvives by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid has built an imposing cultural centre on the outskirts of Montpellier, which hopes to help to revive a down-at-heel suburb.

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Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:32

David Adjaye Libraries

Ten years on from his Idea Stores in London, David Adjaye attempts a similarly optimistic civic architecture in two projects in Washington DC.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:34

Interview: Stephen Holl

Stephen Holl’s recent projects range from vast “cities within cities” in Shenzen and Chengdu to smaller works in natural settings – a surf centre on Biarritz’s Atlantic coast and an art museum in Nanjing. Here he talks about the challenges of operating at both ends of the scale.

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This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

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