arne jacobsen, rødovre library, 1961-1969

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    rødovre library, 1961-1969.
    architect: arne jacobsen, 1902-1971.

    view on black.

    inevitably, when you decide to do away with windows, your building becomes all about light.

    in the library five open courtyards with all-glass facades, and one covered courtyard with a great clerestory window are combined with local perimeter skylights and the handsome combination of jacobsen's munkegaard lamps with round skylights.

    the ceiling is a dark brown for contrast and the floors were originally covered with a light grey carpet for a soft, diffuse reflection of the skylights above.

    much of the furnishings has been changed or moved about but in a spot like this, the intentions of the architect remain clear.

    more jacobsen.

    Ben Lepley +_+, linoom, thisismyscope, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Metropol 21 67 months ago | reply

      Beautifully compose! TThe ceiling lamps awesome.

    2. seier+seier 67 months ago | reply

      thanks and yes, those lamps really are special

    3. NASA WORKS 63 months ago | reply

      your photos are great!
      thanx for share

    4. seier+seier 63 months ago | reply

      thanks - and you are welcome!

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