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Honan-Allston

One of my favorite libraries, in terms of design, is Boston’s Honan-Allston. I first explored this branch when my parents were in town and we had nothing much to occupy us. Of course we visited the newest edition to Boston’s collection of branch libraries! Honan-Allston, simple modern with tree-filled courtyard, is like a one-room school revisited, intimate, cozy, and never overwhelming. It’s impossible to get lost in any literal sense in a one-room school. Later, when I visited again on my own, I took these photos of the ceiling.

The ceiling has good lines, I think. I find it visually intriguing -the way the lights mimic those holes above the beams.  I don’t know what the holes do, perhaps they are vents?  They look like they might be windows for birds to peer out of…

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November 21, 2007 at 2:00 am 2 comments


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