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Let’s drool over this Japanese house with a public library on the ground floor.

Jessie Gaynor

May 18, 2020, 11:51am

We talk a big game about how much we love public libraries, but it turns out there exists a tier of library love that we had never previous considered: converting half of your house to a beautiful, minimalist public(!) library.

We have to tip our hats to the owner of this house in Tottori, Japan, who did exactly that. The ground floor of the private home is accessible to the public via a wall of sliding glass doors, and once inside, book-lovers are free to choose a book from the floor-to-ceiling shelves, take a seat on the circular concrete bench, and read.

Another one for the post-quarantine dream-destination list.

Hiroshi Kinoshita and Associates Hiroshi Kinoshita and Associates

[via Curbed]

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