John Spoor Broome Library

Camarillo / United States / 2007

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The architects chose OKALUX, a light-diffusing insulating glass from OKALUX for both the skylight bands and the shed roofs. This glass ensures even and glare-free natural lighting which, for reading purposes, is definitely preferable to artificial light. Natural light is diffused deeply into the room through capillary slabs in the cavities of the pane. All of the areas of the library which border the atrium are thus optimally provided with natural light. This not only creates a comfortable atmosphere, it allows for large savings as far as artificial lighting is concerned. At the same time, the books are protected from direct sun rays. Furthermore, OKALUX insulating glass offers great thermic sun protection – especially important under the California sun.

The John Spoor Broome Library was rewarded with the Design Award of the California Construction Magazine for its outstanding architecture in 2008. The jury especially appreciated the sensitivity with which the existing buildings were handled and the energy savings through the large amount of natural light.
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    The architects chose OKALUX, a light-diffusing insulating glass from OKALUX for both the skylight bands and the shed roofs. This glass ensures even and glare-free natural lighting which, for reading purposes, is definitely preferable to artificial light. Natural light is diffused deeply into the room through capillary slabs in the cavities of the pane. All of the areas of the library which border the atrium are thus optimally provided with natural light. This not only creates a comfortable...

    Project details
    • Year 2007
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Libraries / Book shops
    Lovers 10 users