T.K. Justin Ng is a designer based in Toronto exploring the changing role of architecture and the future of cities through research, design and drawing.

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Northcliffe Library, 2015

Northcliffe Library


Toronto, Canada


T.K. Justin Ng





Idea, Academic

Awards + Press

1B Outstanding Design Award

The internet and e-books are convenient sources of information, yet, it would not be enough for those who are engaged in an intense, lifelong love affair with books. As a contemporary reinterpretation of a classical library, Northcliffe Library exhibits the beauty of books through being a temple of books – encouraging book-lovers to touch and smell printed books.

Northcliffe Library, 2015
Northcliffe Library, 2015
Northcliffe Library, 2015

“This is an image that makes you wander, literally. Even with its repetitiveness and simplicity it forces you to look around – the same repetitiveness with its never-ending reflections that make you go into a visual rabbit hole. Infinite, like its reflections, is the amount of time you can stare at this moody piece. The irony is that you get all these feelings in what is obviously a very small, confined space.” – Carlos Cristerna (President of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators)

Northcliffe Library, 2015
Northcliffe Library, 2015