July 2nd, 2013

The Little Free Library Bench In New York City

From designboom:

The architectural league of New York has partnered with pen world voices festival and community partner two bridges neighborhood council to bring the little free library to the lower east side.

Open and accessible to the public, the project entitled ‘word play’ by artist and architectural designer chat travieso plays with the idea of stacking and perspective. The concept uses layered plywood to allude to the vertical patterns produced by books on a bookshelf, creating multiple visual effects based on the angle one views the library.

Located in a diverse community made up of english, spanish, and chinese speakers, this visual effect allows the book shelter to convey the word ‘library’ (printed on the surface of the piece) in these three languages all at once. In addition, the communal intervention provides two linear feet of bookshelf space;  including seating that faces the east river waterfront providing a space where people can stay to read, share with their neighbors, and enjoy the view.

Click here to see more photos of the Little Free Library Bench!

  1. renkade reblogged this from chicagopubliclibrary
  2. slimjims27 reblogged this from chicagopubliclibrary
  3. whispersomethingsweet reblogged this from sulk-king
  4. w3c reblogged this from bibliomancienne
  5. bibliomancienne reblogged this from chicagopubliclibrary
  6. chunkydunkingmermaid reblogged this from tahthetrickster
  7. ampersandsetc reblogged this from tahthetrickster
  8. supernova-supersonic reblogged this from clubedoslug
  9. inetgate reblogged this from schoollibraryjournal
  10. pensamentosiimperfeitos reblogged this from tiny-universe
  11. pseudonada reblogged this from tiny-universe
  12. somenteler reblogged this from tiny-universe
  13. tiny-universe reblogged this from clubedoslug
  14. bplya reblogged this from yalsa-ttt
  15. sinisterseduction reblogged this from lawofthetongue
  16. brains94 reblogged this from bookpatrol
  17. easilyamusedme reblogged this from intrepidreporter
  18. gothicegg reblogged this from lawofthetongue
  19. intrepidreporter reblogged this from tahthetrickster
  20. lawofthetongue reblogged this from chicadificil
  21. chicadificil reblogged this from librarylydia
  22. tahthetrickster reblogged this from librarylydia
  23. banyan reblogged this from librarylydia
  24. librarylydia reblogged this from libraryjournal
  25. gtpubliclibrary reblogged this from libraryjournal
  26. booksnphantasmagoria reblogged this from smartchickscommune
  27. pikastreak reblogged this from smartchickscommune
  28. smartchickscommune reblogged this from libraryjournal
  29. lavacheestdanslepre reblogged this from bookpatrol
  30. themightyfossa reblogged this from captain-latin-america
Loading tweets...

@chipublib