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Arc Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson

Installation: Arc Booktower
Designed by Rintala Eggertsson
Location: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Website: www.rintalaeggertsson.com
With Arc Booktower project at Victora & Albert Museum, Rintala Eggertsson architects wanted to offer information of the biodiversity on our planet. Lined with the existing pillars, a free-standing wooden structure was placed in staircase hall corner, this bookshelf/library offered visitors a chance to choose an interesting book and withdraw to a peaceful space in centre of the tower. All of the books used in this project are second-hand (saved from destruction), view more images after the jump:
 

 


Photography: Pasi Aalto – pasi@pasiaalto.com

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  1. this is impressive,honest and intelligent. In an age where the codex is increasingly viewed as an anachronism; using wood to incorporate the vestiges of knowledge storage, into contemporary architectural space, simultaneously speaks to Babel and Alexandria. Nice work indeed!

  2. this is impressive,honest and intelligent. In an age where the codex is increasingly viewed as an anachronism; using wood to incorporate the vestiges of knowledge storage, into contemporary architectural space, simultaneously speaks to Babel and Alexandria. Nice work indeed!

  3. this is impressive,honest and intelligent. In an age where the codex is increasingly viewed as an anachronism; using wood to incorporate the vestiges of knowledge storage, into contemporary architectural space, simultaneously speaks to Babel and Alexandria. Nice work indeed!

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