In the age of rapid information technology development and the Internet, the library has inevitably lost some of its glamour, or at least, its granted presence within people’s lives and, thus – within cities and even campuses. Rising concerns over how to keep the young people there without driving away the so called Premium Age demographic group – made up of those 50 and over, have surely left their mark on the architecture of libraries. So what has been done, from an architectural point of view, to keep libraries alive and as meaningfully present in city life as ever?
Antonina is an architect who has recently joined the <a href="http://openbuildings.com/">OpenBuildings</a> team to take over Community Outreach. Believes in interdisciplinary approach to architecture and everything else, fascinated by Japanese and Dutch design, typography and all things inspired.<br /> <a href="http://openbuildings.com/">OpenBuildings</a> is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/bg/app/buildings/id374825541?mt=8">application for iPhone</a>, and recently - <a href="https://market.android.com/details?id=com.openbuildings.buildings">Android</a>, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.