September 20, 2021

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10 sensible home libraries that showcase their owners’ e book collections

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For our latest Dezeen lookbook, we’ve picked 10 compact home libraries that showcase clever, impressive means to display guide collections.


Nicely-loaded bookshelves have been employed to create welcoming interiors for all these jobs, which contain a Chicago penthouse with personalized-designed double-height bookshelves, a key library in an English barn and a library in a loft with clever twisting cabinets.

This is the newest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provide visual inspiration for designers and structure enthusiasts. Former lookbooks include Japandi interiors, minimalist bedrooms and concrete residing rooms.


Old Shed New House by Tonkin Liu

Barn conversion, United kingdom, by Tonkin Liu

Architecture studio Tonkin Liu’s conversion of an agricultural drop in Yorkshire includes a double-top library at the coronary heart of the developing.

White-painted open bookshelves are achieved by a ladder and perform as a wall in between two of the rooms in the barn, which the studio reworked into a “container for guides and art”.

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Berkley Residence, Canada, by RSAAW

A spacious double-peak library was developed as element of the renovation of this Vancouver residence.

Fashioned by stacked bins of mild wood, the wood bookcase is constructed into the matching staircase that one-way links the house’s two ranges together.

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Book shelf in living room of Residence for Two Collectors by Wheeler Kearns Architects

Residence for Two Collectors, US, by Wheeler Kearns Architects

This artwork-stuffed Chicago penthouse capabilities a custom made-produced loft and bookshelf that usually takes up practically a whole wall in the massive living space.

The interior designers employed patinated metals and perforated sheet metal for the interiors and the shelf alone, which also picks up the dark-brown hues of the stop-grain walnut flooring in the condominium.

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Home library in former barn

Outdated Blecher Farm, Uk, by Studio Seilern

Studio Seilern made a mystery library in this 17th-century barn conversion, concealed driving four doors with integrated bookcases. When shut, they produce a cosy e-book-lined home.

The library also has a polished metal ceiling with an oculus in its centre, which offers the illusion of a double-top space.

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Sausalito Outlook by Feldman Architecture

Sausalito Outlook, US, by Feldman Architecture

The retired few residing in this household in Sausalito, California, has extensive collections of albums, guides and soda bottles. Feldman Architecture replaced a spare bedroom in the residence with an open-prepare library and sitting area to clearly show them off.

Right here, the e book collection is housed on ground-to-ceiling shelving, with asymmetrical compartments for objects of distinct sizes. Sliding white panels make it effortless to conceal or expose features as necessary.

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Home library

Alfred Street Home, Australia, by Studio 4

This Melbourne property options an abundance of constructed-in furniture designed from pale American oak. In the library space, ground-to-ceiling shelving shows the owners’ book selection.

Matching wooden home furnishings produces a cohesive and tasteful inside design that is excellent for relaxed reading.

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Publisher's Loft by Buro Koray Duman

Publishers Loft, US, by Buro Koray Duman

The couple who stay in this loft in Brooklyn have hundreds of publications. To suit them all into the flat, Buro Koray Duman made a library that wraps the perimeter of the entire apartment with custom made shelving at a 45-degree angle.

“The angle will allow the ebook selection to be viewed from a single way and in the other, hides the collection,” founder Koray Duman stated.

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6House by Zooco Estudio

Dwelling 6, Spain, by Zooco Estudio

Zooco Estudio coated the walls of this Madrid home with bookshelves when renovating the single-family property. The white shelving unit extends around two flooring and wraps around the walls of the living region.

“This way we integrate aesthetic and performance in one particular one component,” the studio described.

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Study lined with wood in Kew Residence by John Wardle Architects in Melbourne, Australia

Kew Home, Australia, by John Wardle

Architect John Wardle’s household in Melbourne has a cosy library area exactly where the family’s selection of publications and art are on display. Wood bookshelves match the ground and the studying nook, which has a calming see out of a floor-to-ceiling window.

Comfy chairs and a crafted-in desk make for a nicely-made, stunning library and workspace.

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Library House Japan

Library Property, Japan, by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

The aptly named Library Home in Japan has a stark, minimalist interior damaged up by the vibrant books and artworks in its gigantic floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.

“It is a dwelling for a consumer who is a fantastic reader,” says Shinichi Ogawa & Associates. “He can are living enjoying his reading time in this quiet but prosperous room.”

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This is the latest in our sequence of lookbooks providing curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s impression archive. For a lot more inspiration see former lookbooks showcasing Mediterranean-fashion tiling, minimalist bedrooms and concrete dwelling rooms.

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