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Zen-Like Cube Shaped Study Crib in the Catskill Mountains

Scholar’s Library was designed by architect Peter Gluck and is located in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York, USA. This unusual building accommodates over 10 000 books belonging to the architect and his wife, a scholar of Japanese history. You can look at the incredible looking studying refuge as a 20 feet cube filled with knowledge. While the ground floor has no windows as it was especially developed for storing books, the upper level is open towards the inspiring natural environment. The large windows offer panoramic views of the surrounding forest and contribute to creating a charming retreat, perfect for studying and relaxation. There is plenty of space within the beautiful studio, enough to shelter a comfy sofa, work spaces and bookshelves.  Could you imagine a better office? ( Photos by Paul Warchol )

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5 responses to “Zen-Like Cube Shaped Study Crib in the Catskill Mountains” - Add yours!

  1. Hmm said:
    December 12, 2010

    I can almost smell the fresh air…what a beautiful place.

  2. Jonathan said:
    December 12, 2010

    i want one.

  3. Bryan said:
    December 13, 2010

    I’d like to see the first floor where the 10,000 books are stored. Is there a main house on the same property? Am i to understand that there is no sleeping area or bathrooms/plumbing? interesting concept, but it seems like an antiseptic white/glass box, not very imaginative.

  4. Carl said:
    December 13, 2010

    These kind of spaces are always a little boring… 360 degrees of windows are, in my opinion, uncomfortable, and sloppy. It’s like the designer or architect couldn’t make a design or didn’t know how to edit themselves. There’s no editing, no statement, no seduction of the senses. The placement of a window, or an open space has to have a great editors eye, much like a great picture has to come from someone with editing choice. I like a window to be treated like a photo, or a space to be treated like an observatory, and some editing is necessary for the romance or seduction of a space to really come alive.

  5. Daniel said:
    February 4, 2011

    I know I’m a little late to the party, but I love this place. I’m no fan of minimalism (generally), but the form is perfectly suited for the function. It’s not a vacation home, it’s a place to read and relax.

    Granted, a deck up on that roof would have made it better! :)

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