The Glass Library


When the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany needed to expand its architecture and design library, it turned to its greatest resource: its students. A team of still-studying students there, under the supervision of one of their professors, formed their own design studio, Zauberscho[e]n, to tackle the project.

What they came up with was both simple and stunning, a glass box to both house and display the library’s collection. The new glass library blends easily into the existing building while becoming a large-scale bookshelf for the campus. During the day, the library, and its various study spaces, is flooded with daylight, but it’s at night when the library becomes the campus’ guiding light.

glass library wide

glass library straight on

glass library longitude

glass library stacks

glass library old and new


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