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We Want to Go to There: A House Made of Bookcases
by Alanna Bennett | 11:45 am, June 14th, 2011
Imagine a house, perhaps tucked into some quiet nook in the woods somewhere, where every wall is covered with floor-to-ceiling bookcases. No more piles of graphic novels and DVDs and classic lit cast sadly around your living room, judging you for not putting it on proper display. Just endless supplies of shelf space, even in the staircases. It’s a hoarder’s dreamland. And for those of use who stalk blogs like Bookcase Porn, it’s like we’ve died and gone to some literature-themed heaven. And now, thanks to the Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio, it exists.
Called the “Shelf-Pod,” the house was commissioned by a client near Osaka, Japan, who owns an extensive collection of books on the subject of Islamic history. He requested that the place be built with with the maximum capacity for their storage and display, and we’re just going to go out on a limb here and say they succeeded on that front.
But can you imagine all the dusting this place would require?
(via Boing Boing)
(Photos via Core77)
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