Essay about Arabian Library

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SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN LIBRARY, SCOTTSDALE, AZ

The Arabian library (named for the horse breed), designed by the Richard + Bauer design group, was completed in 2007 and is known for its innovative architecture. It is a minimalist and elegant composition of weathered steel that has won multiple awards, and is LEED Silver certified.

The way the light streams into spots of the Antelope Canyon provided the inspiration for the daylight corridors
The way the light streams into spots of the Antelope Canyon provided the inspiration for the daylight corridors

The interior courtyard contains the project’s primary design elements: rusted-steel walls, unexpected views, and angled surfaces.
The interior courtyard contains the project’s primary design elements: rusted-steel walls, unexpected views, and angled surfaces. The architecture of the library clearly responds to its natural landscape rather than to the suburban sprawl surrounding it. With towering, slanted walls of recycled, weathered steel that coil around a central desert courtyard, the structure is meant to evoke the experience of the slot canyons unique to the Southwest.
Furniture is Hermann Miller. Recycled carpet backing. Walls are made of perforated MDF boards.
Furniture is Hermann Miller. Recycled carpet backing. Walls are made of perforated MDF boards.

Internal clerestory windows introduce daylight to the center of the space. Ceiling is insulated with recycled cotton.

Internal clerestory windows introduce daylight to the center of the space. Ceiling is insulated with recycled cotton.

In addition to high recycled content, many of the Herman Miller products in the library also have GREENGUARD® certification for low emissions. Custom bamboo veneer for the
Abak and Eames tables is a sustainable Easy Options choice as well.
LEED Building Features
Construction:
* Recycled and regionally available…