The Library at the Dock, by Clare Design, is a warm and welcome addition to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. A cross between a library and a community center, it brings some much needed civic life and vitality to this new part of the city.
The Rokkō Shidare Observatory in Kobe, Japan, is an unusual observatory. It is perched on the top of Mount Rokkō almost a thousand yards above sea level, but here, rather than to observe the surrounding landscape, visitors are meant to witness nature and its shifting states.
Using old ceramic tiles and recycled materials the Ceramic Museum and Mosaic Garden will not only be an example of a sustainable project but also link the museum's identity to the local culture.