Gallery: Living Garden of Knowledge Made From 40,000 Books

 
The books were gathered from libraries and other storehouses that hoped to sell the books if the price of pulp rose enough. The pulp price never rose, so they sat in storage.

The colorful discarded books were stacked to create garden walls, benches and carpets that are integrated within the site and structure of the forest. In an amazing example of book architecture, the books are stacked like bricks, while open volumes form cushioned carpets on the forest floor. Latourelle worked in collaboration with Folkerts of 100Landschaftarchitecktur to design the ‘utopian’ garden as a compelling new way to experience the forest — as an information platform as well as a return to nature.

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  1. printsbyemh May 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm

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