The Alphabet Library by Stephane Hof Looks Like a Big Kitchen

By: Meghan Young - Published: Sep 25, 2012 • References: &
At first, the Alphabet Library could easily be mistaken for a futuristic kitchen. It is comprised of white counters and rounded shelving that lend a clean aesthetic more often than not associated with that particular area. As its name gives away, however, the Alphabet Library is a reference center for knowledge, not cooking. Its contemporary design simply steps away from the often dark woods and rich carpets used in such structures.

Designed by architect St├ęphane Hof, a protege of Zaha Hadid, the Alphabet Library located in the Pierres Vives building in Montpellier. Serving as a reading room for the Archive of the Department of Herault, it is complete with entrance desk, an information desk, reading room tables and library shelves. Stats for Contemporary Reference Centers Trending: Older & Mild
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