Clouds, by Arets

The University Library of Utrecht (the Netherlands) by the Dutch architect Wiel Arets uses according to the architect the iconography of ‘clouds’. The floating closed black concrete boxes in the interior contain the book stock. Since the concrete clouds of Arets are made in his favorite colour - black - the building appears somewhat like an approaching thunderstorm.

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Clouds 

The skin of the building of concrete and glass have a print of a photograph of bamboo.

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The spaces under, in between, and on top of the ‘clouds’ are mainly reserved as places to study.

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