melbourne australia gallery reading room
Finding a quiet place to sit and read for a long afternoon is a simple joy in itself, but finding one that is fun, stimulating and artistic is unbeatable. SIBLING, an architecture collective in Melbourne, Australia, created just such a reading space in the National Gallery of Victoria.
reading room
In a space between contemporary art galleries, the temporary pop-up exhibition Reading Room celebrates the art of the printed word. Lime-washed timber tiers provide sitting spaces as well as storage for the books, letting readers be supported literally and symbolically by literature.
national gallery of victoria reading room

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The tiers create unconventional and flexible seating areas, letting readers sit, lie, stretch out, or even stroll around while reading. A mirrored wall sends the reflections of the space and its occupants into infinity. The Reading Room was a temporary space intervention which was on display from November 2013 to March 2014.

(via: Architizer)