PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDRENS ROOM RENOVATION

Play Park with Preschool Playhouse
Foto © © Doug Snower
Dragon Trees & Sensory Integration
Foto © © Doug Snower
World Park & Games
Foto © © Doug Snower
Dragon Tree at Entry Help Desk
Foto © © Doug Snower
Creativity Park & Maker Space
Foto © © Doug Snower
Artful Study Room
Foto © © Doug Snower
Storytelling Room
Foto © © Doug Snower
Storytelling Room
Foto © © Doug Snower
Encouraging Literacy & Socialization
Foto © © Doug Snower
Architekten
Who We Are
Standort
Jahr
2011
Kosten
100.000 – 1 Mio.
Stockwerke
1–5 Stockwerke
Bauherrschaft
Fountaindale Public Library
Team
Sharon Exley, Peter Exley, Matthew Hoffman, Architecture Is Fun, Fun Finders
Wallcoverings
Knoll Textiles
Artist in Collaboration with Architecture Is Fun
Matthew Hoffman
Custom Wallcoverings
Studio Printworks
Textiles and Wallcoverings
Architex LJH
Wallcoverings & Textiles
Maharam
Fat Boy Bean Bags
Fat Boy USA
Laminate & Custom Laminates
Wilsonart
Laminate
Abet Laminati
Glacier Glass Tile Supplier
Stone Source
Eames Furnishings
Herman Miller
Custom Millwork Fabrication
Morley Exhibits
Rug Supplier
Angela Adams
Curatorial & FF&E
Fun Finders
Flooring
InterfaceFLOR
Art Supplier
Charley Harper Studio

SERVING CHILDREN AND A GROWING COMMUNITY:
Symbolic throughout children’s literature, trees serve as the iconic elements in this children’s library, located just within the main library entry. The interactive Dragon Trees of the Fountaindale Public Library stand strong and proud, creating a forest of adventure and discovery where every visit is a story in which to take part.

Participatory Design with Librarians
Librarians referenced a delightful storybook by Jane Langton in which children save a tree. This design impetus helped bring the Dragon Trees to life. Slender metal-framed trunks reach out and invite children to a landscape of art and story. Children and families discover interaction and play under each outstretched canopy. The undersides of the canopies feature story quotes designed in collaboration with artist Matthew Hoffman.
The Dragon Trees create vistas within the children's library, while taking advantage of the views out-of-doors. Color palettes are warm, charming, and sophisticated.

This thoughtful renovation sets a literature-rich landscape with a variety of spaces to learn, play, study, and read.

Dazugehörige Projekte

  • Herman Miller National Showroom
    Krueck Sexton Partners
  • The Ark, Condominiums
    Form4 Architecture
  • SFMOMA Rooftop Garden
    Jensen Architects
  • Kokoris Residence
    Jensen Architects
  • Turner Duckworth Offices
    Jensen Architects

Magazin

Andere Projekte von Architecture Is Fun

INDEPENDENCE GROVE CHILDREN'S GROVE
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Electric Car Charging Canopies
Chicago
PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATION: TEEN VORTEX
RIO DE JANEIRO ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
CHICAGO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: MY MUSEUM POP UP
Chicago
PRESCHOOL PLAY: A GOTHIC GARDEN
Chicago