This library materialized three concepts - essence of materials, in rationalizing resources and in optimizing elements - and created a space where high-tech contrasts with raw matter, returns to its origins, creating dialogue and balance.
The space is made up of juxtaposed layers: the concrete base, the wooden shell, the metal wrapping. All these elements are exposed, made evident and work together. As the main character, certified pine wood boards run, fold and unfold themselves throughout the room, wrapping the books in their own original media, closing the cycle.
Technology here is in favour of the user, allowing him to control his whole environment (audio, video, lighting, temperature, safety) through a tablet, as well as connecting him to the world through online navigation. Making a statement, vintage elements maintain the memory of the analogic and books and magazines are available at arm’s reach, for they are, as we believe, irreplaceable.
This project was built in a family home, located in Ribeirao Preto – state of São Paulo, in Brazil.