The Shelf-Pod is my dream house…maybehttps://www.hopeworksdesign.com/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Hope Williams Hope Williams https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9d688287a842547da7e18bd454112a96?s=96&d=identicon&r=g
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A house comprised of bookshelves! My dream come true. Well, the ‘Shelf-Pod’ isn’t actually a house but a study facility but it is comprised of bookshelves. Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio created a private study facility in Osaka, Japan to house the clients’ impressive collection of Islamic history books. They designed a lattice structure from laminated pine board that became the bookshelves. The scale of the shelves became the design basis for all the other architectural elements in the space.
I have a predilection for structures that showcase bookshelves as the main design element or the basis of the design concept. Most likely because I always wanted to live in a library or bookstore. In my architecture school days, I found many ways to incorporate bookshelves into my projects. One of these days, I’ll realize my dream but until then, I’ll gaze longing at images of buildings like the Shelf-Pod and beautifully designed home libraries.
Check out more images of the Shelf-Pod over at archdaily.com