anagrama installs a domed bookshelf inside monterrey's conarte library
 
anagrama installs a domed bookshelf inside monterrey's conarte library
aug 31, 2015

anagrama installs a domed bookshelf inside monterrey's conarte library

anagrama installs a domed bookshelf inside monterrey’s conarte library
all images courtesy of anagrama

 

 

 

mexican design studio anagrama has completed the interior of a library in monterrey, mexico. commissioned by conarte, the city’s council for culture and art, the practice were tasked with creating an intimate and comfortable space for both the containment and enjoyment of literature.

anagrama conarte library interiors monterrey mexico designboom
the practice were tasked with creating an intimate and comfortable space for readers

 

 

 

the design forms a cocoon, surrounding occupants with a latticed wall-mounted bookshelf. in addition to storing various publications, the timber unit has been configured to simulate the inside of a dome. the stands incorporate a graduated finish that attributes depth, while the illuminated half circle found in the back wall forms the vanishing point of the structure, creating a balance between color and perspective.

 

see here for our interview with co-founder and creative diretor of anagrama, sebastian padilla.

anagrama conarte library interiors monterrey mexico designboom
the design forms a cocoon, surrounding occupants with a latticed wall-mounted bookshelf

anagrama conarte library interiors monterrey mexico designboom
the unit has been designed to simulate the inside of a dome, playing with visual perspectives

anagrama conarte library interiors monterrey mexico designboom
the stands incorporate a graduated finish that attributes depth

anagrama conarte library interiors monterrey mexico designboom
the library is located in the mexican city of monterrey

anagrama conarte library interiors monterrey mexico designboom
the illuminated half circle found in the back wall simulates the vanishing point of the structure

anagrama conarte library interiors monterrey mexico designboom
an adjacent bookstore forms part of the project

  • I must add that the structure was done in collaboration with Mexican project developer Artiplano. http://artiplano.com/

    Lucy
  • Looks cool but the reason shelves are level is to stop the books getting damaged by the weight of other books as they are removed or re-stacked.

    Jeff
  • Doesn’t look very well thought out. How will the interiors be lighted up for reading without getting the shadows of the wooden structure?

    Mansee

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