Nam June Paik Library – a large public library in South Korea. One of the programs of public institutions, designed by American architectural studio NHDM, concentrated in a translucent cube, which is located in the center of the room.
The structure became known as Library Machine, formed a set of translucent blocks. Construction is used to store multimedia archive of Nam June Paik Art Centr, located in Yong-Ine. Design and construction of the library was made possible by the authorities of the city and the Fund’s initiative to support small libraries.
Inside the cube, integrated computer systems and displays, and books and paper records are kept between them. To create more jobs, if necessary, around the Library Machine can be placed more tables and chairs.
Institution collects, preserves and provides access to historical and contemporary material relating to the development of art and literature of the area. Semi-ins modules create a modern look of the library and form a unique spatial dynamics, both within and outside the block. Such a non-trivial design is aimed at promoting non-linear and random access, stimulating production of information outside of consumption, that is, receiving visitors of knowledge as a result of an unexpected, spontaneous interest.
Part of the structure can be separated as independent modules to freely travel to other rooms or to operate in the open air, performing certain communicative functions. The work of the authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio: http://www.nhdm.net/