. . . promoting capitalist acts between consenting adults.
Tyler Cowen calls this new library and auditorium by Florence-based architectural practice Archea Associati “beautiful.”
Beautiful? What say you good folk
Mmmmmm. I like it! :)But...I think there was an opportunity lost. The clean lines and light/shade contrast (interior and exterior) are the best features - seems to draw reflection out of me. And the stark grass lawn assists in this. However, couldn't the internal text wall have had some text and/or images with more direct meaning? (rather than what seem to be random letters). Perhaps and evolution from Egyptian heiroglyphs to contemporary alphabets, or actual texts - maybe quotes reflecting on the value of learning and thought. Even an exposition on the Dewey decimal system ;)Ditto on the outside - large public structures to me almost always represent to quietly remind/educate the public of history - local or national or global people/quotes/images in relief on the shaded walls would have been nice. You could even have art/sculptures that fit with the building installed, and perhaps regularly replaced in exchange with another place.Oh, minor point - how would the hard surface (wood or lino?) floor fit with sound & echoes? Most NZ libraries seem to adopt carpet at least partly for this reason.But overall, a win for the architects. Maybe they should get Queens Wharf.... ;) kidding.
Oh, forgot to ask above - the 'auditorium' is external? Seems the two tiers of steps are actually seating for an external pseudo-amphitheatre. But it goes straight onto what the 1st photo hints is a carpark... odd, though practical, I suppose. I guess the speakers will have to watch they don't gte floored by a Fiat, as opposed to a fiat.
wow, that's fantastic. great piece of architectural work.
Stunning. Echoes of pyramids/Great Library of Alexandria. More pictures here: http://www.architonic.com/aisht/curno-public-library-and-auditorium-archea-associati/5100371Why can't we design public buildings like this in NZ?
I adore the materials and the structure. One imagines how it might look with the bookless shelves adorned?I am genuinely not sure if I would want to spend time there. Some of those shelved corridors look like they would make me feel claustrophobic.Perhaps a chair, a book and some people might help.
A brick dropped in the middle of a perfectly good lawn. Stalin would be proud of it.
Say what you mean, and mean what you say.And make some effort to stay on topic.(Trolling will be moderated. If it isn't entertaining.)