Archive for December, 2010

What’s next for the Libray – Photovoltaics atrium

Most library projects include architectural innovations. The latest innovation to be explored is the “Photovoltaics atrium.” Onyx Solar developed a system that will generate 8.000 kwh per year. According to Onyx “the reconstruction of San Antons Market, in the very center of Madrid. In this project, they have installed a 1,808 Sq Ft photovoltaic atrium, which has been designed in a toothed saw shape and consist of 54 semitransparent photovoltaic glass of 8.2 x 3.9 Ft. The glass panes add an air chamber to improve the thermal insulation, furthermore, thanks to the 20 % semi transparency of the glass, natural light come in the premises and, at the same time, filter UV and Ultraviolet Radiation.”

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World Buildings Directory : Search – Photovoltaic atrium

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Retail Furniture Trends

At Aaron Cohen Associates, Retail Shelving / Library Furniture Ideas are researched to develop a plan for the library’s space. Some of our clients have used retail shelving concepts to make the environment more accessible.

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The Fresh Fruits from the Digital World: Google Opens Books to New Cultural Studies

In the Journal Science (17 December 2010: Vol. 330 no. 6011 p. 1600), a published study illustrated the Digital Library and its power. The article illustrates that E-resources and historical datasets can be used for sociological study. It were made possible by Google Doc’s and Harvard researchers. Together they “made it possible to rigorously study the evolution of culture on a grand scale.”

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