"Igloo of Books"

“Igloo of Books”

We talk a lot here on Freshome about bedrooms, and bookcases. Today Point Architects from Tokyo combined a bed with a bookcase and the result was called the Uroko House. The incredible bookcase completely surrounds this bed, making him looks like an igloo made of books. Here is the step by step project of how the Uroko House was created, and I’ve got these pictures from Flickr. The final results looks good, but unfortunately is not to practical, and takes a lot of space. Anyway I’m sure that little kids will still love this project.


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  • Kathy February 28, 2008 at 02:43 AMLogin to Reply →

    Wow. I would love to have this igloo book case. It makes for a cool place for the bed and hiding place. You can also put various books there. My bookcase can’t hold all of my things. But it does seem to take lots of space

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  • LadyN October 14, 2008 at 16:51 PMLogin to Reply →

    Awwwwww, I wanna live in there!!!

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  • Paul November 20, 2008 at 04:40 AMLogin to Reply →

    What do you mean, “not too practical”?
    I’ve had it in my flat for a year now and it is very practical, thank you! ;-)
    Bed room is super cocoony and comfy, the shelves hold all the book we have without taking any wall space and the other side holds all of our clothes.
    What’s not to love about it! And indeed, I believe our kid will love it as much as we do. ;-)

  • Bree January 15, 2009 at 03:48 AMLogin to Reply →

    This is incredible.

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  • Scott from Beds.org May 14, 2010 at 22:29 PMLogin to Reply →

    The practicality of this bed is purely speculative: In one house this would serve as a jungle-gym for kids, but in another house it could be the single most versatile piece of furniture in the entire home. I like the principle, but I do not personally have an application for the Igloo Bed

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