The A47 Mobile Library in Mexico is a Modern Take on Archaic Reading Rooms
The doors are semi-perforated sheets that give the vehicle a certain level of transparency, creating a seamless interaction with the people outside. The design of the bookshelves is the most unconventional part of the project. Unlike typical libraries, books are placed in transparent floating shelves at the top on all four sides. Interesting as it looks, it does seem a bit contrary to the approach of creating an inviting interface as the users will not be able to browse through or select the books.
The spacious and open platform to hold a number of events related to literature, culture and arts is definitely an innovative addition to A47. This mobile library has versatile floor that can be set at different levels to create a stage for readers, for example. The vehicle is also illuminated at night, with light being produced by the lorry’s own integrated electricity generator.
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