Book House

Book House

This is the first of two posts that focus on the work of nendo, a Japan based firm spearheaded by Oki Sato. They create architecture, interiors, furniture and product design, all with an ingenious eye toward material function and experimentation. Their Book House contains a unique facade, an FRP translucent skin coupled with exterior shelving for books.

“By using bookshelves to clad the exterior walls, this combination house and library protects the privacy of its inhabitants’ living space while inviting visitors into the surrounding library. Semi-transparent FRP divides the interior and exterior spaces, allowing soft light to filter in between the bookshelves during the day, and letting the light leak out at night. Light creates a connection between inside and outside.” Photos courtesy of nendo.