How to grow a library

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Mexico City architects Arquitectura 911sc and Fernanda Canales have brilliantly surrounded a century-old two-story, brick and stucco house with a concrete and glass frame creating a 21st century library and cultural center.

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Situated in the southern district of Coyocán, the Elena Garro Center even includes the existing trees and landscaping from the old property into the complex.

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According to the architects, ” The project is the idea of highlighting the existing house and making an ‘open library space. Thus, a transparent block draws books forward into the street and at the same time incorporates the trees inside.”

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photos ©Sandra Pereznieto

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1 Response to How to grow a library

  1. Gorgeous. I’d love to visit this place.

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