john leung + clarkehopkinsclarke: isometric bookshelf john leung + clarkehopkinsclarke: isometric bookshelf
mar 06, 2011

john leung + clarkehopkinsclarke: isometric bookshelf

  front view

translated from 2D drawings of optically challenging forms, australian architects john leung and clarkehopkinsclarke have created a 3D translation of a form appearing in isometric perspective entitled the ‘bias of thought’ bookshelf. although lacking any horizontal surfaces, it can still be used for storing books and hanging magazines by placing the items in the shelves which are lined with glass. the optical illusion serves as a reminder that whenever one picks up any sort of medium, ideas may be misinterpreted when passed from one person to another.

  side view

  side view

  top view revealing the slanted supports that create the visual conundrum

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  • You are welcome to see an animation of the visual effect you get when you are walking around the bookshelf:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfVXaAjSGF8

    John Leung says:
  • love it – reminds me of Peter Eisenman’s classic “drawing of House X

    dbkii says:
  • very stylish & cool design. i like the visual play with this effect.

    leon says:
  • I love it! I want them! Can anyone tell me where I can get these?

    nixgreen says:
  • this is such a great idea! just love it!

    agnes / iiiinspired

    agnes szucs says:
  • awesome work………

    bhakti panchal 12.03.11 says:

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