Seattle Central Library: the Living Room (west portion) and the Fourth Avenue entrance level--page 4 (of 8 pages)

Rem Koolhaas


The west side of the "living room"

The cantilevered overhang on the outside provides in the interior an interesting downward view. The red painted floors have proven to be impractical since heavy traffic wears the paint!

Left: Looking west with the giant service cube and a view through mesh walls on the next level of the meeting rooms; right: view of the atrium which extends through the building

See this page for the red meeting room level.

The Fourth Avenue entrance level with skewed concrete columns

Works Cited or Consulted:

Michael Kubo and Ramon Prat. Seattle Public Library OMA/LMN. Barcelona: Actar, 2005.
Shannon Mattern. The New Downtown Library. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007.

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© 2008 Mary Ann Sullivan. I have photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages. Please feel free to use them for personal or educational purposes. They are not available for commercial purposes.