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A Public Library That's Nicer than The Fanciest Tech Offices

15 February 2017

Books on bookshelves

The intent of the design for a new library in Thionville, France, was to create the “city’s collective living room”.

The design features include reading nooks built like cubbies into the walls, music-practice rooms covered in tactile (and sound insulating) materials like carpet, and lounge chairs suspended from the ceiling.

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Indicators of  progression for discussion starters:

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe how particular technological outcomes have changed over time and identify if this resulted in changing how people do things 2
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to explain how critical evaluation, informed creativity and boundary pushing impacts on technological development and public views of technology 7

Keywords: building, library, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology

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