In case you were looking for more shelves, here are some shelves you can add to your shelves so you can have some more shelves with your shelves. But in all seriousness: this amazing wooden home in Japan features the kind of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves most of us can only dream of having so we can fill each and every cubby with more and more books (and art… and other stuff.)
As you may have surmised, the client has a need for shelving – they own an extensive Islamic book collection and asked for (then received) maximum shelf space built into their home, via “a lattice structure made from 25mm thick laminated pine-board which serve as book-shelves. The dimensions of each shelf are as follows: 360mm height, 300mm width and 300mm depth.”
And the shelves do more than simply store things, too: the interlocking system is also designed to add earthquake protection via additional lateral stability. In a sense, the shelf was the starting point, but it morphed into the consistent unit from which the rest of the design then naturally flowed. This reader’s dream home is called the Shelf-Pod, and it was designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio.
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“Shelf-Pod is a private study facility, located in Osaka prefecture, Japan. The client owns an extensive collection of books on the subject of Islamic history, so he requested that we create this building with the maximum capacity for its storage and exhibition.”
“In order to satisfy this demand effectively, we designed a lattice structure made from 25mm thick laminated pine-board which serve as book-shelves. The dimensions of each shelf are as follows: 360mm height, 300mm width and 300mm depth. All of the architectural elements in this space (stairs, windows, desks, chairs, etc) have been designed on the basis of this shelf scale, with the aim of achieving geometrical harmony which is comparable to Islamic Architecture.”
“This innovative structural system affords not only large amount of book storage, but the possibility of flexible floor level which can be delivered from every height of bookshelf. Each space for different activity rise up helically, giving the impression of exploring a wooden jungle gym.”