Library for University of Guyana in Cayenne, French Guinea (rh+ architecture: 2013)

As if working off the metaphor of libraries as places of illumination, this new structure plays with sunlight and shade with a double facade. An outer lattice of timber slats creates horizontal lines of light which then pass through a wall filled with irregular windows, a feature recalling Corbusier’s chapel of Notre Dame du Haut.  Patrick Sisson’s Saves from Impressive New University Buildings

Patrick Sisson’s Saves

Library for University of Guyana in Cayenne, French Guinea (rh+ architecture: 2013)

As if working off the metaphor of libraries as places of illumination, this new structure plays with sunlight and shade with a double facade. An outer lattice of timber slats creates horizontal lines of light which then pass through a wall filled with irregular windows, a feature recalling Corbusier’s chapel of Notre Dame du Haut.