Friday, December 15, 2017

Pick up your "beach read" at the beach

Some people are just all about the pages, not the electrons. In Varna, Bulgaria, a team of architects built an open-air library on the beach.

The Rapana Library looks a little like a seashell and shelves more than a thousand books. It also has a small stage.

The designers went through 20 models and the final contains 240 pieces of wood.

Varna is not the only city to come up with some spiffy public spaces. In Indonesia, a little library has been built out of 2,000 ice cream buckets. That's some sweet space!

I have a question on the Varna "seashell" library--what about moisture, rain even, wind? Books, as I recall, are made of paper.