Archive for May, 2011

Tenleytown-Friendship Library

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

In a second example of modern library design in Washington this week, we are presented with this striking building on Wisconsin ave, near American University. Similar to the strategy employed on the Shaw library, the angled steel fins along the south and east side of the building are aligned to block direct sunlight while allowing views to the outside. Their color is evocative of terracotta and contrasts nicely with the crisp blue sky.