Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photo: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan
Montreuil, France based architects archi5 have created a modern library, la Mediatheque Mont de Marsan, for the Marsan urban community in southwestern France. A large square with a transparent facade and a planted roof, the Mediatheque features a unique open patio at its centre, “the volumes of which recall Alvar Aalto’s vases” – the first patio used by a Media Library as an open reading room.
MAISON&OBJET ASIA Designer of the Year: Kenneth Cobonpue ; © KennethCobonpue
After having established itself over the last couple of decades as almost synonymous with design in Paris, Maison&Objet is now expanding into Asia, setting up its stall in the design capital that is Singapore. The first Asian edition will take place this March and already features a promising programme.
Here’s what you’ll find in our Maison&Objet Asia Special Newsletter:
Maison&Objet goes east: Welcome to Singapore!
They Are Coming to Singapore…
Talents at Their Peak: Kenneth Cobonpue
Rising Asian Talents
Maison&Objet Asia Presents the First ‘Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit’
Singapore Architecture & Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET ASIA 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.