James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University.
The library seen from Lake Raleigh.
The book storage with the automatic retrieval system. A long step away from the traditional bookshelf...
Photo: Mark Herboth
From the open study area outside the Creativity Studio, second floor. The screens on the wall advertise events going on in the library, or just show cool stuff.
The multitude of furniture was selected by the library. Here from the hall on first floor entrance level, where the carpet pattern reflects the rain garden outside.
The facade pattern is made up of aluminiums ribs. Some of them control sun and views, some have an aesthetic function.
Hunt Library is located at the end of the Oval. The building is directed towards the view of Lake Raleigh, a clear departure from the Neo-classical ambitions of much of the other campus architecture.