Thursday, April 29, 2010

Archive II: Circular Library

Dig the Archive II! A circular library for the nomad book collector, allowing the user to step inside, and walk away with half a ton of books. Kindle Schmindle - this is brilliant!

From the site:
The Archive Series are investigations on space and books. Its departure point is density and micro spaces, and a series of traditional relationships that humans have to books. Private collections have existed for centuries, but when this is added to nomadic behaviour, curious contradictions arise; this is the area studied by Archive II.

How can an individual travel with it’s own library, given that books are so heavy? This is something we can all relate to when moving house. Archive II is a nomadic library, a transport system and an intimate space. Inspired by ancient travelling libraries from the Far East, which visited courts and cities, Archive II transforms this into a personal space, where walking and reading coexist as refuge and transport.

And yes, this is real and you can have your very own Archive II from the David Garcia Studio.

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