This incredible building was created to bring forth the elements and functions of a tree house – an environment for learning via a journey of discovery and play. This metaphor was well executed through the use of skylights, trellises and coloured glass that transform incoming daylight into an artwork of sun rays, that simulates light filtered through the foliage of trees. The library is raised above the obscurity of its neighbourhood and sets out to stir the curiosity of the community. It amazes me how the group, LOOK Architects, transformed this everyday building into a work of art to inspire and pull the readers of that area. What are your thoughts on this library?
Photography by Patrick Bingham-Hall.