Archive 002 : Library
Number 002 on our archive list is a library from projects past. The building, set deep within the heart of a medieval town centre, is a hidden gem reached by a cobbled lane off the main square. Set within a plinth, the ground floor has been arranged around a concrete colonnade that faces a newly formed courtyard. The upper floors are clad in copper, in reference to the vernacular roofs of the surrounding landscape.
The interior is a combination of concrete, timber and slate. The bright study spaces which circle the courtyard have been furnished in light Oak. In contrast, the bookshelves have been finished in a darker stain of Oak to signal a change in zone and create an immersive atmosphere.