Seattle Central Library
What’s up with Seattle and unusual new buildings?
This slideshow speaks volumes for how valuable interesting architecture is, inside and out. It’s of Seattle Central Library, a strangely folded transparent metal and glass structure designed by the renowned Rem Koolhas of OMA. David Littlejohn of The Wall Street Journal described the $165 million building as “A cubistically hacked, nonmelting iceberg” and “a stiff tent of glass thrown over an unevenly stacked pile of books.”
It has dissolved and reshaped our notions of what a building can be. The walls are the roofs, and most of the floors seem to have nothing to do with either.