Library conversion, Keble College, Oxford: the new reading rooms

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RIBApix ref no RIBA116991
Architect/DesignerAhrends Burton & Koralek
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1981
Image Date1983
Library ReferenceMC J 120783
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Martin Charles / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: In 1981 Ahrends Burton & Koralek undertook work on the conversion of Butterfield's library to provide additional reading rooms. Two large ground floor rooms (former junior common rooms) below the existing library were linked to the original Butterfield library above by a new spiral staircase. The rooms were then kitted out with new bookcases and furniture designed to blend in with the orignal Gothic Revival ones.

Subject tags

University buildings, student hostels, libraries, conversion of buildings, bookcases