Global Now: Abstract
Heading: An elegantly restored research library at UCLA brings the analog and digital worlds together.
Source: Metropolis Magazine
Abstract: UCLA’s Charles E. Young researchers library is a pure example of how interactive design and technology incorporates to create the new sense and idea of how public spaces are evolving. As part of Perkins+Will’s (P+W) update of the classic 1964 Charles E. Young building, which was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, the old library building was not up to date till the renovation started in 2007, even though it was always being somewhat renovated; the transition from library cards to librarians with computers to personal search station. Underdeveloped public design is always surrounding us even though the technology is way ahead of the time, and thus this library seems to embrace the modern interactive design qualities into its latest renovation, providing the muti functional-personalized stations amenities available for students and more. Although Charles E. Young researchers library is wildly applying the new design of the era, it might seem a bit too ahead of the time by the fact that some new provided technology is not being used as much as it was expected by the public, but still it is slowly merging into people’s life and their new way of interacting with the public space itself; Library.
Global Issue: Technology, renovation of underdeveloped public design.
Primary Design Lens: Technology, Interactive Design, Architecture, Interior Design
Secondary Design Lens: Renovation Design