This building pushes the limits of what a library should be like - designed by the renown architect, Rem Koolhaus.
Standing at the heart of downtown Seattle, the library’s exterior and interior feel very cogent and biological while having strong geometry and rigidity. The building feels very organic with strong distinguishing characteristics: the colors, textures, and shapes making up the architecture of the building make interesting photographic subjects. The outside is very angular and geometrical, while the inside is feels very soft.
Different sections of the library are separated by purpose. The top floor is meant for silent reading, and the furniture and spatial layout reflects that purpose. The spiral reading stack floors are uniquely designed to function logically and efficiently. The sections in the library are clearly separated but not distant. The transitions between spaces (red hallways) have a life of their own and invite passage through. It pushes the limitations of what a library could look like and feel like. All the floors and sections are interconnected with each other through the common indoor space.
Long before people huddled in front of computers, reading was a community and solitary pastime. Libraries—from the high walls of Trinity College in Dublin to writers' cozy studios—were central to this literary tradition.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
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Hot off an online collaboration with acclaimed rock band R.E.M., (now extendend) Lomography NYC is excited to host a screening of 'R.E.M. by MTV.' Celebrating 35 years of music greatness, we'll be spinning REM classics on vinyl before screening the much anticipated film. Join us on July 28th for an evening of sweet tunes and summer refreshments. Come in at 6 p.m. for refreshments, and screening begins at 7 p.m. FREE!
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There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.
If formal training alone is not enough to make great art, then being in a room full of like-minded people might be another form of encouragement. To see fellow artists labor over the tiniest detail, to feel the depth of their ambition, to be part of this silent energy—these are priceless perks. The following photographs of University of Art and Design from the 1920s let us sit in on some of these busy classes.