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Eco-Library Design

Benefits

  • The full spectrum of worldwide eco-library development is represented in a single publication

  • All projects featured are actually realized and not theoretical

  • The creative book layout comprehensively appraises featured projects using a carefully selected mix of high quality images, diagrams and text

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 4-5
  3. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 6-19
  4. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 20-31
  5. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 32-39
  6. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 40-47
  7. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 48-57
  8. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 58-67
  9. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 68-75
  10. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 76-85
  11. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 86-97
  12. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 98-111
  13. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 112-121
  14. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 122-131
  15. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 132-139
  16. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 140-147
  17. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 148-155
  18. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 156-165
  19. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 166-173
  20. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 174-185

About this book

Introduction

The ancient pairing of architecture and books has always been an interesting topic for debate, and the increasing popularity of electronic books has recently added fuel to the fire. However, the bonfires built for the printed version remain unlit. Research undertaken for this publication suggests that the traditional reading room is currently enjoying a renaissance in many different guises, with print and digital media enjoying a symbiotic relationship.

The digital revolution is just one of the many challenges faced by the library architect. To satisfy the varied requirements of library users, flexible, future proof, indoor and outdoor spaces must now support both passive and active pursuits. These often contrasting demands can vary dramatically from quiet, contemplative reading to audible public performance.

This publication explores in detail the evolution of the eco-library, focusing on how design teams cope with diminishing resources in diverse geographic and climatic conditions. The featured projects demonstrate measurable reductions in both construction and operating costs through innovative designs that utilise the ecology of a selected site in a positive way. A library development will now inevitably seek to lead by example, visibly demonstrating sound environmental practice, and providing an enhanced user experience for increasingly more discerning patrons.

Eco-Library Design provides a worldwide perspective on 21st century trends in library architecture.

Keywords

Design Ecology Green Library Sustainable

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Boston Spa MediaLeedsUK

About the authors

John A. Flannery

Mr. J. A. Flannery is the author of several books on architecture and design. With qualifications in industrial design, he has gained over 35 years experience in the Design, Procurement and Project Management of a wide range of construction projects in the industrial, commercial and private sectors throughout Europe, Africa and the U.S.A.. John Flannery currently works as a construction consultant in urban regeneration projects.

 

Karen M. Smith

Karen M. Smith is the editor of several books on architecture and design. Her varied career has encompassed a wide range of managerial posts in Public, University and Health Care Libraries; most recently providing consultancy and lecturing on the effective use of information resources. Currently, Ms. Smith specialises in the formulation of library management strategy in the Performance and Planning Department at the University of York Library.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Engineering
Oil, Gas & Geosciences

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is an illustrated guide to some ecological libraries around the world. Plans, sections, renderings of some of the libraries are included in this volume which can be of great help to architects as well as as students designing libraries. … Overall a good basic guide to library design and understanding of the key concepts.” (Book Review (Jadavpur University), January-March, 2014)