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Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum (司馬遼太郎記念館)

Ryotaro Shiba Museum by Tadao Ando = So many books that even the ladder has books stored underneath!

"... the Chichu Museum, which Ando designed to showcase art by three artists: James Turrell, Walter de Maria and Claude Monet. The following photo is an aerial view of the mostly underground structure."

11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World

11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World

*The Library at the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum, designed by Tadao Ando, Osaka, Japan Photo Credit: Alex Roman

10 Amazing North American Libraries

Beinecke Rare Book Library in Yale University, USA. Not much to look at from the outside BUT....here's the inside!

Bizarre-Looking Libraries from All Over the World

The library is designed as an advert for reading, its visible presence and invitation holding great significance for a community with 10 percent illiteracy. From underneath the glass dome the library is visible from all sides, especially from the...