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The Laurentius Library Has the Shape and Hue of an Angel's Halo

— August 26, 2011 — Art & Design
The Laurentius library is easily one of the most original library designs around. Created by Anton Markus Pasing, the Laurentius library is a circular library designed to sit atop the roof of your house and hold 10,000 books.

The Laurentius library is designed to look like a giant halo sitting atop a house. This unique design comes from the back story Pasing created for his design. The condensed version of the story is that a lonely clergyman decided to build a library for his home, but didn't know how to go about it. One night, the clergyman was visited by an angel in a dream. This dream inspired the man to build his library in the form of a ring around his house!

Despite what you may think about the story, you have to admit that the Laurentius library is pretty darn awesome. The halo-like structure has four walkways jutting out from the roof and a yellowish hue created by the library's protective sun glazing. Say what you will about angels and religion, but the Laurentius Library looks like as good a place as any to keep 10,000 books.
Trend Themes
1. Circular Design - Opportunity for businesses to explore circular design in architecture and furniture industries.
2. Inspired by Mythology - Incorporate mythological and religious themes in design to create unique and captivating products in art and home decor industries.
3. Innovative Libraries - Opportunity for library and design industries to create unconventional and eye-catching library designs.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can experiment with unconventional and circular designs in their projects.
2. Furniture - Furniture manufacturers can create unique circular furniture pieces inspired by the design of the Laurentius library.
3. Art and Home Decor - Artists and home decor businesses can incorporate mythological and religious themes to create distinctive and visually stunning products.
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