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arne jacobsen, rødovre library, 1961-1969

rødovre library, 1961-1969.

architect: arne jacobsen, 1902-1971.


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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.


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Taken on June 6, 2008