Posts Tagged ‘bookshelves’

Library by MVRDV, Tianjin – China

November 6th, 2017

The building is dramatically shaped around a luminous spherical auditorium, which is referred to as ‘the eye’. Surrounding this focal point, terraced bookshelves echo the form of the orb, resulting a topographical landscape of contours that wraps around the entirety of the interior.

Zhongshuge bookstore by XL-Muse, Yangzhou – China

July 12th, 2016

Bookshelves on the two sides extend the shape of the skyline with graceful arcs,just like a bridge over the streams setting up the bridge of mind between readers and books.

Libreria bookstore by SelgasCano, London – UK

February 24th, 2016

They angle outwards, creating several zigzags, and integrate nooks where visitors can sit down and read. They also form partitions between different areas.

Book Centre Trieste by SoNo Arhitekti, Trieste – Italy

October 15th, 2015



Box-like shelving covers walls in SoNo Arhitekti’s Book Centre Trieste shop

Bookshelves and cabinets by David Chipperfield for David Gill Gallery

October 5th, 2015

The blackened steel shelves of the cabinets and bookcases rest on a bronze framework that uses slender supporting poles. The cylindrical rods are fluted to represent the Ionic columns, and are capped with flat sections on either end so they can be fixed to the horizontal sections of the frame.

Kubrick Bookshop and MOMA Movie Centre by One Plus Partnership, Beijing – China

April 17th, 2014

The shop is divided into the movie bookshop and information center, the design concept with the trace of cinema is applied into these spaces. Visitors’ sight would be drawn to the random-like located joinery pieces, which has made with the form just like stacked bookshelves.

Niños Conarte by Anagrama, Monterrey – Mexico

September 12th, 2013

The bookshelves are not only used as storage, but serve as a dynamic space to play and learn, to fire the imagination and provide comfort while reading. The installation’s colorful and geometric aesthetic contrasts directly with its antique, industrial building, elevating both elements in a cheerful and unique way.

NS Stations by NL Architects, Utrecht – The Netherlands

July 9th, 2013

The basic idea is to introduce a series of perpendicular walls that will organize the space. By ‘inflating’ these partitioning walls they can become storage spaces. The shelves can absorb most of the clutter that normally spreads trough the office, such as wardrobes, bookshelves, flip boards, archive, bulletin boards. And sometimes even the stairs. The Thick Walls™ will clean up the space.

Momkai Design Studio, Amsterdam

April 6th, 2013

Digital creative agency Momkai has an open and bright design studio for their Amsterdam-based team. The space has a nice balance of materials like wood, brick, and cement, which create a comfortable but modern office space.

The Rooms hotel by Rooms, Kazbegi – Georgia

January 2nd, 2013

The use of natural materials in the interior creates “mountain hotel” style, guests feel themselves immediately at home. The ambiance of the lobby has combination of different layouts, with elements of industrial design combined with comfortable leather armchairs found in a club or cigar lounge.

Twintip’s office, Reggio Emilia – Italy

December 22nd, 2012

Rather than purchasing furniture, the company designed several of their own pieces – and then released the designs as open source. The furniture options created include desks, lights, bookshelves, laptop stands, pencil cups, and a bench.

A Cantina canteen by Estudio Nomada, Santiago de Compostela – Spain

November 14th, 2012

A long counter that runs through the wall unifies and serves the cafeteria and the museum shop. Over this element, geometric and uninhibited color reigns, as applied in traditional Galician folk art demonstrations. As a support to the cafeteria area, a round and rotund body provides a hiding kitchen space, to prepare food and support the bar.

Cronus private bar by DOYLE COLLECTION, Tokyo

October 21st, 2012

This members’ bar lounge targets to the executives who are keen in spending stylish city nights. It goes without saying that you will feel something special and extraordinary for those who want to become a member and who are willing to use this bar.

Starbucks Pop-up café by Nendo, Tokyo

October 17th, 2012

Inspired by a legendary past time – reading a book with a fresh cup of coffee – Japanese super studio Nendo opened a temporary café for Starbucks. Dedicated to espresso beverages, the pop-up was designed to resemble a library, complete with bookshelves.

LLSTOL multi-functional lounge chair

September 12th, 2012

It is a very simple, elegant and multi-functional lounge chair. It consist of two identically “L” shaped elements that can be easily folded and stored in a small space. You can also assemble small table or bench and with more elements even a bookshelves or some kind of landscape.

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August 5th, 2012

Japanese design collective SIDES CORE has developed a renovation plan to reconfigure an existing hair studio. The ‘Vinyl’s Mix hair salon’ transforms the existing layout into a workshop that exercises user and spatial modification. Based off the idea of a bookstore, the space serves as an avenue for promoting discussion, influenced by traditional barbershops.

Tazmania Ballroom by Tom Dixon Studio, Hong Kong

July 22nd, 2011

Local and international celebrities plus serious partygoers are flocking to TAZMANIA BALLROOM, the latest venue of ”Dragon-I”s founder Gilbert Yeung and the first Asian design project of Tom Dixon, through his Design Research Studio.