Thursday 6 March 2014

Peckham Library, Peckham Hill Street, South London

Built in 2001, Peckham's distinctive library is balanced precariously over the courtyard below. The upper floors provide far-reaching views of the skyscrapers of the City of London through the tract of green land that makes up the Surrey Linear Canal Park. The light and airy interior is almost as modernist as the exterior with black poles threading their way at angles through the floors and ceilings.