Monday, 29 August 2016

Penthouse bookcase


São Paulo penthouse.  The library has floor-to-ceiling wooden shelves suggesting that even the books can serve as future space lining. From this space, there is a spectacular view looking out on the city of São Paulo, framed by a window that interrupts the punctuated sequence of the modules of the bookstand. (h/t Lloyd Alter)
Studio mk27

Friday, 26 August 2016

Wells Cathedral chained library tours

Wells Cathedral has one of the very few chained libraries remaining in Britain. Come and see chained books and hear the history of the unique library which dates from 1450. This is a taster tour of around 25 minutes as part of an Open Door event in Wells and offering an insight in small groups of 8. Unfortunately the tour is not suitable for wheelchairs. 
September 9, 12.30-1pm
Book via Eventbrite

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Floating bookshelf

"A pair of Vietnamese high school students from the south-central province of Binh Dinh have developed a bookshelf able to float. The model, recently awarded the grand prize at the provincial inventors contest for students, was created by 11th graders Le Quang Hoan and Le Thi Bich Quyen in Tuy Phuoc District... The idea of a floating shelf came to the pair when they were the 10th graders at High School No. 3 Tuy Phuoc. Quyen recalled a deluge that swept through her house and completely submerged the wooden shelf containing her coursebooks and materials."
Tuoitrenews

Monday, 8 August 2016

Bookshelf on holiday


The Bookshelf staff are having a nice sit down and a rest for a bit. We'll resume transmission at the end of the month.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Stair bookcase


For a private house in Muswell Hill, London.
"We were asked to convert the loft of a private house into a bedroom with a study, which was to include a large bookcase, whilst still keeping to a very tight budget. As the conversion required the creation of a new staircase to the loft, we designed a combined solution that incorporated the staircase and bookcase into a single element."
Tamir Addadi

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Transitory bookshelf


This bookshelf responds to a well-known dilemma: books pile up in our homes because we don’t have time to read them. Transitory Bookshelf combines two sloping platforms that help us to manage this problem: the "read!" section reminds us that we should take the time to read; the "read." section helps us to digest recently read books before they blend into our main bookshelf. Made of aluminium composite, this object is manufactured using a single-step digital cutting and engraving process. Once folded and glued, it is perfectly rigid.
Robert Stadler Studio