RCR Arquitectes - Sant Antoni library and senior citizen center, Barcelona 2008. Photos (C) Hisao Suzuki.
Karl Heinz Schmitz & Rittmannsberger Architekten - Anna Amalia library extension, Weimar 2005. Note how the adjacent buildings inform the addition; by aligning the top of the windows to the building on the left and the bottom with the building on the right, a new proportion is created that dictates the facade. Photos (C) Ulrich Schwarz.
LAN - Toy Library, Bonneuil-sur-Marne 2006. While somewhat brutal for its function, the rough concrete shell was literally dropped over an existing structure, and surprisingly maintains warmth on the interior. The exterior finish is also a somewhat candid nod to the adjacent 1960’s social housing. Photos (C) Jean-Marie Monthiers.