12 Functional Modern Home Libraries
It's often said that rooms are furnished by books.
Toronto's Story Pod Doubles as a Lending Library and Community Hub
In the historic downtown core of Newmarket, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto area, sits the Story Pod—an abstract black box filled...
9 Home Libraries We All Want to Curl Up in This Weekend
When it comes to the shelfie game, there’s one move that always wins: A home library.
Unpacking My Library
I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books.
Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen
There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home.
Somerville Library Design Lectures
A night out at the local library, especially for a Friends of the Library talk, never sounded so good as when James Fox took over...
This Cor-Ten House in Brazil Would Not Be Complete Without its Giant Home Library
A modern dwelling by Brazilian design firm Atria cohesively embraces simplicity and abstraction.
Bodleian Libraries' Chair Design Competition
Back in September 2012, a UK-wide competition was launched to design a new chair for University of Oxford's historic Bodleian...
In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial
In Yunnan Province, a library and community center is a cornerstone of a rebuilding effort.
Photo of the Week: Mexican Modernist Library in San Antonio
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries
This weekend I met up with a friend who lives in Washington DC and was in San Francisco for a visit.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ Winning Design For the Shanghai Library
The Scandinavian architectural firm wins an international competition to design the Shanghai Library, a glass-and-concrete...
Gift Guide: 10 Books to Add to the Design Lover's Library
Our unputdownable picks for this holiday season.
The Obama Foundation Announces Finalists to Design the Presidential Library in Chicago
From a field of 140, seven world-class architecture firms have been selected to submit proposals for the Barack Obama...
Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition
Preservationists mount a last-ditch effort to save the Lewis and Clark branch, designed by Frederick Dunn.
8 Ways to Organize Your Books with Storage Cubbies
Everyone dreams of owning an expansive home library filled with thumbed-through classics, but a cubby and library card is often...
Material ConneXion Library Has Over 7,500 Innovative Materials
Andrew Dent, a scientist and the vice president of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion, shares intel on the...
New York’s True Textile Mecca Flies Totally Under the Radar
A new book takes readers inside the Design Library’s endless collection of prints and textile.
This Otherworldly Bookstore in China Provides a Mesmerizing Atmosphere For Reading
This bookshop in Hangzhou, China, features an interior that provides a variety of unique and immersive environments for reading...
Phoenix Civic Center
Beginning in 1949, the Phoenix Civic Center was designed in stages by Alden B. Dow.

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