Incredible Residence in Brazil Housing a Giant Book Wall

Incredible Residence in Brazil Housing a Giant Book Wall

We have great respect for homes with books. And an even greater respect for architects that manage to bring them into the spotlight. Sure, in the case of today’s project, highlighting them was not so hard, being given that Querosene House “accommodates” no less that 7500 books. This amazing residence comes from architects grupoSP and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Here is a description from the architects: The design takes advantage from the difference between the street level and the lower level of the plot, by positioning the living room in this lower level which ensures the required privacy and maintains the view of the distant landscape through the void. This simple home adopts simple constructive solutions, reducing the actions required for its achievement. The structure of the volume is resumed to masonry walls and reinforced concrete. Installations are apparent and performed without interference. After that the finishes are simple: monolithic concrete flooring and white Portuguese Stone. The walls without finishes are ready as it built. A single exception: the wall with books, finished with time and history. We find this home truly spectacular and educational from all points of view.  But we just have to wonder how long it would take to clean it up from top to bottom.

11 comments

  • edji December 6, 2010 at 13:02 PMLogin to Reply →

    thanks info lanscape very complete

  • La Seta December 6, 2010 at 14:38 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow! it is like a library… guess how many books are there…

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  • Hsiang December 7, 2010 at 17:46 PMLogin to Reply →

    There’s was this classic modernist home designed for an handicapped owner, the architect designed a 3 story tall book shelf and a vertical platform elevator that moves up and down next to the book shelf. Coolest design for an elevator but I can’t remember the name of the home or architect, any one?

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  • Art Ferriss January 14, 2011 at 00:41 AMLogin to Reply →

    The form and geometries look strikingly similar to Terragni’s Casa del Fascio

  • Freddofa January 27, 2011 at 12:24 PMLogin to Reply →

    Hsiang, the project you are looking for is “House in Bordeaux” (Maison à Bordeaux) by Rem Koolhaas :)