Explore These Architecturally Innovative Bookcases

Explore These Architecturally Innovative Bookcases

At first, books were kept in chests but as they became published in bulk they moved into the cupboard. The doors came off and the bookcase began to evolve. Today, bookcases can be integral architectural elements that shape space and, in some cases, even light. In celebration of International Day of the Book on April 23rd, ArchDaily compiled this round-up of architecturally, innovative bookcases.

Scroll down to see inventive architectural book storage from Alberto Kalach, ARCHSTUDIO, Toyo Ito, and more.

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Jose Vasconcelos Library / Alberto Kalach

Courtesy of Alberto Kalach

Tianjin Binhai Library / MVRDV + Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute

© Ossip van Duivenbode

Underground Forest in Onepark Gubei / Wutopia Lab

© CreatAR - AI Qing & SHI Kaicheng

Beyazıt State Library / Tabanlioglu Architects

© Emre Dörter

Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito & Associates

© Iwan Baan

Bookshelf House / Shinsuke Fujii Architects

© Tsukui Teruaki

Altlife Bookstore in Ningbo / Kokaistudios

© Dirk Weiblen

Tongling New Library / yue-design

Courtesy of yue-design

Rong Bao Zhai Coffee Bookstore / ARCHSTUDIO

© WANG Ning archstudio coffee

CREC Sales Pavilion & Library / Van Wang Architects

Courtesy of Van Wang Architects

Conarte Bookstore / Anagrama

© Estudio Tampiquito

Haitang Villa / ARCHSTUDIO

© Magic Penny archstudio

The City of the Books and the Images / Taller 6A

© Jaime Navarro

Story Pod / Atelier Kastelic Buffey

© Shai Gil

Eaves House / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Enclave Book Pavilion / Aether Architects

© Zhang Chao

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Cite: Fernanda Castro. "Explore These Architecturally Innovative Bookcases" 23 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/892208/explore-these-architecturally-innovative-bookcases> ISSN 0719-8884

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