Beauty and the Books - Seattle Central Library

I was recently commissioned to take photos of the Seattle Central Library in downtown. Designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus, this library recently celebrated its 10-year-anniversary. Thanks to my beautiful model Alexandra for making these photos extra special. 

 Beauty & The Book

Beauty & The Book

 Looking into the reading room. 

Looking into the reading room. 

Known worldwide for its bold architecture, the Seattle Central Library shines inside and out, thanks to its tall, diamond-shaped windows. Designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus, this 11-story structure is memorable for its large, airy reading rooms and bright color palette. The fourth floor is painted deep red, with walls, floors and corridors that make you feel like you're inside the chambers of a heart.  

  Neon yellow makes escalator rides extra fun, like when you were a kid in a department store. 

Neon yellow makes escalator rides extra fun, like when you were a kid in a department store. 

 Reclining

Reclining

 Honeycomb-patterned screen 

Honeycomb-patterned screen 

Distinct design aside, the Seattle Central Library holds over a million books, DVDs and CDs, 400 free computers, and hosts a plethora of community events including book groups, English-as-a-Second-Language classes, and readings by both local and international literary figures. If you haven't visited it, what are you waiting for? Go and get yourself a library card!