Year in Architecture 2016: Grand and Glorious

Featuring the Longwood Public Library, Middle Island, NY; Lewes Public Library, DE; Milton Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System; Libbie Mill Library, Henrico County Public Library, VA; and Northeast Regional Library, Raleigh, NC.
ljx161102webarchgallery7a On the south side of the main floor of the Longwood Public Library, Middle Island, NY, is a two-story space looking out to the terrace and the woods beyond, with relaxing mezzanine access. CREDITS: Peter Gisolfi Associates, architects; photo ©Robert Mintzes ljx161102webarchgallery7b The interior of the Lewes Public Library, DE, is anchored by a large central volume housing a number of collections, with exposed wood trusses and extensive natural light provided by a central spine of clerestory windows. CREDITS: Becker Morgan Group, Inc., architects and photo ljx161102webarchgallery7c One of a quartet of forms that distinguish the new Milton Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, is the entrance “silo” and lobby, which, with its higher roofline, helps orient patrons through a unique landmark. CREDITS: Stevens & Wilkinson, architects; photo ©Rion Rizzo/Creative Sources Photography, Inc. ljx161102webarchgallery7d A developer donated the three-acre site for the mixed-use project that includes apartments, town homes, restaurants, and office space, in addition to the Libbie Mill Library, Henrico County Public Library, VA. CREDITS: BCWH, with Tappé Associates, architect; photo courtesy of BCWH ljx161102webarchgallery7e The new Northeast Regional Library, Raleigh, NC, comprises two main wings (children and adult), with a central connector providing visibility to the entire facility. CREDITS: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, architect; Jim Sink, photo RETURN TO MAIN ARTICLE

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