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Thursday, February 26, 2009

J. Max Bond Jr., 1935-2009


My earliest memories of books are in the cool, cavernous Bolgatanga library, J. Max Bond Jr.'s first major project and his favorite design. One of our family's friends was the librarian back in the late 1970s. It's a really special place--even on the hottest day it was cool and airy in there. I never knew that the library was engineered not to need air conditioning. In this time of energy crisis, I wonder if Bond's design could be duplicated in other buildings.

1 Comments:

At 4:02 PM, Anonymous nancy schaefer said...

On our way to Sandema this morning, we stopped at the library and left a copy of the story you linked. I managed to enlarge the photo of the library like you did here. We were passing about 8 am so we just met a few staff, but a couple of older guys remembered Bond, so that was very special. Thanks for letting us know and giving us the opportunity to share the story further.
Mom

 

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