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Circular Library Lets You Roll Your Books Home

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On April 26, 2010 @ 1:50 pm In green furniture,Green Transportation | 6 Comments

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Bookworms know that it isn’t easy to live a mobile life with a massive book collection. If you’re not quite ready to donate excess texts or replace them with electronic versions [1], David Garcia Studio [2] offers an innovative solution: Archive II, a circular bookshelf propelled by walking that is currently on exhibition at Denmark’s University of Roskilde Main Library [3].

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The bookshelf [4] isn’t ideal for long trips, but we can’t think of a better solution if you need to, say, move down the street. According to Garcia, “The average reader can read about 240 words per minute. A 300 page book normally takes 9 hours to read, non stop. I you read while you walk, you can read a book in about 43 kilometers. If you read and walk, watch out for traffic.

In the above photo you can also see Garcia’s Archive I, a see saw-like “weight balance library” featuring a chair that elevates in response to the weight of books on the shelves.

+ David Garcia Studio [2]

Via Treehugger [5]


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URLs in this post:

[1] electronic versions: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/23/pixel-pad-an-energy-efficient-ipad-alternative/

[2] David Garcia Studio: http://davidgarciastudio.blogspot.com/2009/07/archive-series.html

[3] Library: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/28/arabian-library-by-richard-and-bauer/

[4] bookshelf: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/07/book-shelf-made-from-books/

[5] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/04/roll-your-own-traveling-library.php?campaign=th_rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29

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