Library as Infrastructure
Reading room, social service center, innovation lab. How far can we stretch the public library?
Print and Pixel
On the challenges of sustaining ambitious journalism and serious literature in the digital era.
The Library of Babel
The space is infinite, the rooms are hexagons, the staircases are hexagons — and the story is terrifying.
Public Library: An American Commons
A photo survey of public libraries across the United States, emphasizing their vital — now threatened — role in our communities.
Seattle Central Library: Civic Architecture in the Age of Media
In the Seattle Public Library, Rem Koolhaas and OMA work to transform architecture into media interface.