[Well. I wrote this post in August of 2010. Enjoy!]
Another recent find online. “The Ark”,designed by Rintala Eggertsson Architects,was a project for the Victoria &Albert Museum,and is nestled in the stairwell leading to the library the Museum. A two-story, immersive bookcase. Now I know another thing to keep in mind when I build my dream home.
Originally found via www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/
More information,and many more photos from the blog Design Boom
And a video of the construction of the project.
It’s the book store and the library on the second floor,so we wanted to connect those two parts of the museum with a book tower so that you could read the continuity from the stored books to the books that are sold and become eventually a part of every people’s life out there.
The tower is a bookcase in itself,the first thing you meet is the white backside of the books and they don’t reveal themselves until you get to the inside where you get the spine of the book. I think it is important for us to show that architecture is not a mystical thing but it’s about putting one stick on top of the other like every small child does in the beginning of their life.