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Inspired by the deep, narrow ravines of Arizona’s slot canyons, this outpost of the Scottsdale Public Library looks as though it emerged fully formed from the desert floor. The steeply angled walls of rusted weathered steel and glass surround a central desert courtyard, filling the reading rooms and public spaces with light. 

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Scottsdale Public Library, Arabian Branch

Inspired by the deep, narrow ravines of Arizona’s slot canyons, this outpost of the Scottsdale Public Library looks as though it emerged fully formed from the desert floor. The steeply angled walls of rusted weathered steel and glass surround a central desert courtyard, filling the reading rooms and public spaces with light.