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Explore These Architecturally Innovative Bookcases

06:00 - 23 April, 2018
Explore These Architecturally Innovative Bookcases, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

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.

Courtesy of Alberto Kalach © Tsukui Teruaki © Dirk Weiblen © Jaime Navarro + 17

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

01:00 - 31 January, 2014
 The City of the Books and the Images / Taller 6A, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza de La Ciudadela, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, Alejandro Sánchez
  • Area

    25450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
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