Bridgette Meinhold

Amazing Desk Made From Recycled Books at Delft University

by , 09/13/10


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Image ©Ellen Forsyth

The colorful and carefully arranged desk is a testament to the school’s love for design and books. The strong, solid corners give the desk a solid foundation and the pattern has been arranged so that in some instances the spines of the books are turned out to reveal the title. Recycled books, journals and magazines were used to construct the desk, which was then topped with glass to provide durability and stability.

After such a devastating loss with the destruction of the original Bowkunde building, for the Faculty of Architecture and their students, the opening of this modern, bright and fun space to study and convene was a much needed breath of fresh air. The new library includes collaborative study areas, computer stations, cozy seating, and above all, an entire collection of architecture books making it the ideal haven for architecture students and staff to escape.

UPDATE: The temporary facilities for TU Delft Bouwkunde were designed by Delft-based Fokkema & Partners.

+ Architecture Library at TU Delft

+ Fokkema & Partners

Via Recycleart.org

Images ©Ellen Forsyth

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10 Comments

  1. wjxtclzb June 1, 2011 at 11:49 am

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  2. Nelia June 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

    It was dark when I woke. This is a ray of suhnisne.

  3. Precious May 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm

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  4. Wendinskan: Unique Pill... October 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    [...] READ MORE > Amazing Desk Made From Recycled Books at Delft University The colorful and carefully arranged desk is a testament to the school’s love for design and books. The strong, solid corners give the desk a solid foundation and the pattern has been arranged so that in some instances the spines of the books are turned out to reveal the title. Recycled books, journals and magazines [...] [...]

  5. Amazing Building Made F... October 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    [...] have seen desks, book shelves, and tables made from old books and magazines, but never an entire building — [...]

  6. Bridgette Meinhold September 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    @pscholte, thanks for including a link to the designers!

  7. ALCADU46 September 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Sirs,

    I am a Mexican Architect working in Environmental Programs, and today I saw your page by first time, and I liked and enjoyed it, so I would like to receive updates,

    Thank You in advance

  8. marianamckulley September 14, 2010 at 5:37 am

    VEry nice creating here a desk collecting by the books….

  9. www.computerbackpackand... September 14, 2010 at 1:02 am

    that is so cool!! i hope it doesn’t tip over.

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