Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

West Hollywood new library

I like this building, sometimes I feel a little tired of so many weird shapes, this building as a library looks correct to me. I hope I could go this month and take my own pictures. The pictures and following excerpt are from Christopher Hawthorne, for LA Times:
The new West Hollywood Library, set to open to the public Saturday on a curving stretch of San Vicente Boulevard across from the Pacific Design Center, is a building that offers a freewheeling tour through centuries of architectural history. Explicitly or implicitly, it points back to the work of Charles Moore, Pierre Koenig, Frank Gehry and even Michelangelo.
The library includes long expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass, in the great California midcentury tradition, as well as bands of marble and generous helpings of architectural ornament. Along with computer terminals and shelves full of actual books, it incorporates a pair of parking garages, rooftop tennis courts, murals by the street artists Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf and new chambers for the West Hollywood City Council.

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