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Trees Gather Close to a Library of Paper Books

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JAJA has a stark and beautiful design for a new public library in Daegu, South Korea that brings trees and books closer together.

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The design articulates the sense of a library as a special repository for fostering of communal creativity and knowledge sharing.

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The architects proposed that trees in the adjacent park appear to ‘overflow’ onto the site, by planting tall poplars up to the building.

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The trees outside and the books within would create a cohesive experience that celebrates their shared connection.

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The library couldn’t be simpler in concept.

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Glass skylights between the floors elucidate the structure’s design.

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An unusual cantilevered series of floors follows the line of the sun path.

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The exact 45 degree angle of these cantilevered floors tell you it is a manmade construct, yet the idea conveyed is of offering shelter similar to that under a tree canopy.

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This cantilevering is on all sides.

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Inside, tall columns reproduce the straight and tall poplars outside.

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Within the densely populated, fast-paced Korean city, the texture of paper books and trees has a nostalgic and sensuous presence.

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The proposal was awarded third prize in the competition.

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