(Emily Temple) Here at Flavorpill, we’re pretty big book nerds. We’re such big book nerds that what we’d really like, more than anything, is to live in a house made of books — we think it’d totally work as long as we weren’t reading one from the ceiling when it started to rain. Plus, we’ve been known to appreciate books as much — or almost as much — for their aesthetic qualities as for their intellectual ones, so it only makes sense to use them as the grandest form of decor.
Home, a self-sustained book igloo designed by Colombian artist Miler Lagos. [via My Modern Met]
A building made from 7,000 recycled phone books. [via Inhabitat]
The seven-story “Tower of Babel,” masterminded by Marta Minujin and built with 30,000 books donated by readers, libraries and more than 50 embassies. [via The Guardian]
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller built this mini house from hundreds of recycled books for Modern Art Oxford and the Fruitmarket Gallery in 2008. [via Inhabitat]
Argument #2, by Tom Bendtsen.
A perfect playhouse in the children’s room of the Iowa City Public Library. [via]
Another gorgeous book fort in the Trondheim library. [via]
We know this one is cheating, but we just couldn’t help it. How cool is the Kansas City Public Library? And this is just their parking garage!