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I Like Homes Where Books Live

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:18 AM
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by John Commoner ( last modified Sep 01, 2007



Books are very important to me. I'm one of those people who would rather sit at home reading than go to a party. I get lost in stories, and read coffee table books over and over again, scanning pictures repeatedly to glean every last detail. Books are good friends. They deserve good homes.

The Maison de Verre in Paris (via NY Times via rolu|dsgn). This house is absolutely brilliant.

Image Credit - NY Times

The Upcher house by Bates Masi Architects (via DO Research). Beautiful.

Image Credit - Bates Masi Architects

Mill Valley Straw Bale Residence by Arkin Tilt Architects - the entire main inner wall is one great bookshelf and art gallery.

Image Credits - Arkin Tilt Architects

The Wall House by FAR - unusual triangular approach. Fascinating.

Image credit - FAR

The Hughes/Kinugawa House by Andrew Lister, with rare bookshelf/window intermingling. Note that some shleves can also be accessed from the second floor (if you have long arms).

Image Credit - Andrew Lister site

In my house there will be books. Lots of them. Message to architect - be ready.




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