If the thought of a library-type house on a beach sounds a bit odd to you, rest assured that you aren’t alone in your thinking with the ‘Book’ House by Nendo. Just as the name suggests, this creative design by the architectural firm Nendo is a beach home with an exterior made up of stacked bookshelves.
With its exterior comprised of bookshelves and small minimal windows, the Book House gives its owners quite a private escape from the hustle and bussle of its Tokyo location. The soft light that finds its way through the bookshelves is a soothing comfort that makes beach life a breeze while at the Book House.
Implications - As technology advances and consumers continue to favor reading devices like the Kindle and Kobo, companies should take this opportunity to create products that deal with the leftover of old books. Rather than recycling unwanted paper books, this architectural firm uses them to create a stunning aesthetic solution, which companies should take as inspiration for creating similar novel-friendly products.