09 January 2012

Designing for intense sunshine

Living in Seattle, the sunshine is not as much of a driving force behind our design, as it is in places like Phoenix. I find it fascinating to see how people implement different designs based on the climate in which they live. These rotating sun shades were interesting enough to warrant pulling over and popping into the library to check it out.
These days libraries have a very hip vibe to them. Note the glass wall of elevator banks, they have a tendency to feel more like shopping malls and retail stores than libraries.

The neon signage makes you feel like you are a music store.
My newspaper man checking out the local paper.

I loved this large type sign, so clever.
Checking out the library was a great way to spend an hour and a good respite if you are in need of getting away from the sunshine.

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