The architecture of libraries

Tianjin Binhai Library

In this piece, I focus on libraries, looking comprehensively albeit not exhaustively at a broad range and selection of atheneums around the world; each of which may serve a particular social or academic purpose for a specific time and context. Or they could just be a visually inspiring, beautiful, or stunning environment in which to find or read your book.

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Parliament Houses

India New Lower House Chamber

Sparked by the recent inauguration of India’s brand-new parliament building and having visited a number of parliamentary buildings in several countries, I decided to do a compilation and comparison—mostly sourced from information and images from Wikipedia—of various significant old and newer parliament buildings, with an overarching look at the different types of political systems and models these buildings serve in those countries.

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