The Information Architecture Institute
A conference on designing
complex information spaces of all kinds.
New York City, October 4 and 5, 2007

More on the Central Library

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The Seattle Public Library’s Central Library is easily the most aggressively modern piece of public architecture in a long time. It embodies much of the philosophies behind IDEA, with it’s mix of physical and virtual, information and substance.

Principal architect Joshua Prince-Ramus spoke about the library at the TED conference earlier this year, and a video of this is available for viewing. (Scroll down).

The images about the library that Joshua shows in his talk are included, among many others, in the Concept Book OMA created for the project. The Concept Book is a fascinating browse, and demonstrates just how deeply information architecture is embedded into the space.

Don’t forget, City Librarian Deborah Jacobs, who was instrumental in the development process, will be speaking at IDEA!

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