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Nam June Paik Library is a Contemporary Cube of Literature

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: nhdm.net and dezeen
The Nam June Paik Library, housed in the Nam June Paik Art Center in Yong-In, South Korea, is a contemporary and chic structure that is essentially a cube of transparent blocks.

The cube sits in the center of a room, housing and circulating the center's multimedia archive, which includes the Nam June Paik archives collection, video archives and rare Fluxus footages collection. The futuristic structure comprises reading areas, computer stations, video screens and book shelves, which are all integrated into the library's transparent blocked walls.

Open to the art center's visitors, the Nam June Paik Library is itself an artistic component of the art center. Its unconventional form rests on the idea of non-linear and random access to information, so that, according to the Nam June Paik site, "the consumer of information becomes the producer and the static contents of the library turns dynamic."