This Indonesian Library Uses Ice Cream Tubs to Form Its Walls

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 19, 2016
References: shau.nl & dezeen
An Indonesian architecture firm known as 'Shau' created an innovative library that makes use of recycled ice cream tubs to form its walls.

The projected was dubbed the 'Microlibrary' and is located in Bandung, a large city in Indonesia. Ice cream tubs decorate the building for a modernistic look that's highly affordable and protective against natural elements, with the firm looking for an alternative that would also allow natural light to enter and facilitate air flow.

The use of ice cream tubs not only offers a low cost solution, but spells out a message that coincides with the agency's goal of increasing literacy among children. The ice creams therefore form the words "buku adalah jendela dunia," which translates to "books are the windows to the world."