The Ark, designed by Rintala Eggertsson Architects is a book lover's dream - the ultimate bookshelf, one that you can literally climb inside and spend the day in. Talk about getting lost in a good book!
Part of an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert, the two story structure connects the first and second floor of the museum. The exterior shows the uniform white paged sides of the books - to peruse the colorful spines and access the volumes, you need to enter the tower.
More info on the exhibition: Architects Build Small Spaces
More info on the architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Lots more posts on the Ark from around the web:
• Lamda Literary
• Arch Daily
• Ask Nicola
• Shelf Awareness
Images: Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com via Arch Daily & Lamda Literary
(Re-edited from a post published on 8.20.10 - JEL)