SUBTILITAS

SUBTĪLITĀS (latin; noun f., 3rd):
fineness of texture, logic, detail; slenderness, exactness, acuteness; sharpness : precision




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RCR Arquitectes - Sant Antoni library and senior citizen center, Barcelona 2008. Photos (C) Hisao Suzuki.



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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.



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Giorgio Grassi - University library, Valencia 2000. Previously, another amazing Grassi project. Photos (C) Duccio Malagamba.



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SnøhettaAlexandria library, Alexandria 2001. 



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Abalos & Herreros - Usera Library, Madrid 2004. Photos (C) Roland Halbe.



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Herzog & de Meuron - Senior Technical School Library, Eberswalde 1999. More on the panels, photos (C) Magherita Spiluttini



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Sollberger Bögli Architekten - Library addition, Laufen 2001. Photos (C) Ruedi Walti.



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Mecanoo - Library, Birmingham 2013. Via, photos (C) Christian Richters.



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Alberto Kalach’s Biblioteca Vasconcelos en D.F.

Alberto Kalach’s Biblioteca Vasconcelos en D.F.



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Juan O’Gorman en DF

Juan O’Gorman en DF



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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.



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Bruno Fioretti Marquez - Old town central library, Berlin 2005. Via, photos (C) Orsenigo Chemollo.



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Bruno Fioretti Marquez Architekten - Schweinfur Library, Sinsheim 2007. Via, photos (C) Annette Kisling.



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Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk - Private library, Ullern 1991.



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Paredes Pedrosa - Public library (and protective housing of ancient ruins), Cueta 2007. Photos (C) Fernando Alda.



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