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Library House Was Designed Around the Necessity for Expansive Book Storage

 - Feb 4, 2013
References: shinichiogawa & blog.leibal
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.