• Materials – Aluminium

        The outer walls of the Canada Water library are clad in aluminium sheets, anodised to have a light bronze tint with sequined perforations. The wavy aluminium skin gives the surface of building a creased and ripple effect. The architects inspiration for the skin came from the near by lake. As a result of the close proximity of …

  • Materials – Concept

      Video and Snapshots: This conceptual sketch-model sequential video illustrates the architects aspiration when designing the library. Their intention was to provoke the feeling of entering a cloud when walking upstairs to the first floor and into the library. The above pictures are details of the sketch used to make the video itself. These pictures …

  • Materials – Wood

    Ramin wood: Impactful and economic The wood used to clad the interior staircase is known as Ramin. The architect’s choice was a tactical one as this particular kind of wood is really cheap yet it manages to present itself excellently. With a clear cut and ocherish colour, it gives shape to the spiral leading you …

  • Materials – Photography

    The photographic gallery below vividly represents the various materials that make up CWL. All of these materials, from the very exterior aluminium laminates to the colourful moquette in the interior of the library, clad the core of the building attributing to it a peculiar and captivating appearance.

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