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Literary Feature Walls

Library House Was Designed Around the Necessity for Expansive Book Storage

— February 4, 2013 — Art & Design
The Library House is an exceptionally spacious Japanese dwelling that's been designed without any need to take an extraordinary scale. Some of the home's most important activities have been brought together between the four walls of a single room, boasting incredible six-meter ceilings.

Even with the generous square footage of this space, its contemporary whitewashed paint job, flooring and its matching blanched furnishings, what you'll notice is the impressively large built-in storage system that covers one entire enormous mural. The rows and columns of cubbies cater to the client's vast collection of books and love of reading, showcasing the pair of these in the form of a practical and spectacular feature wall.

The contemporary and nearly minimalist character of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates' Library House is consistent in its block-like, featureless white exterior.
Trend Themes
1. Expansive Storage Systems - Opportunity for developing innovative storage solutions that maximize space and provide functionality.
2. Feature Walls - Chance to create visually striking and functional walls that serve as a focal point in interior design.
3. Minimalist Architecture - Demand for architectural designs that embody simplicity, cleanliness, and functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Opportunity for interior designers to create unique and functional spaces
2. Storage Solutions - Potential for companies to develop innovative storage systems that optimize space utilization
3. Architecture - Demand for architects skilled in creating minimalist and functional designs
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