This Dream House Was Entirely Built Around a Giant Three-Story-High Bookshelf

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I love this house, built in Rotterdam by Dutch architectural firm Shift. What a wonderful and perfectly executed idea: to build an entire four-story-high house around a gigantic bookshelf that goes across all floors. It really looks beautiful—and useful too.

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They call the project vertical loft.. It was part of the restoration of an old, historical house in the middle of the city. Shift's had the idea to replace the central house's wall with a beautiful, minimalist three-story-high bookshelf that hides the building's main structural element.

It's like expanding the famous stair bookshelf concept to an entire home. I'd love to live here. [Shifta via KR]

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DISCUSSION

Grizzley99
Grizzley99

It looks very cool, though no one except hoarders have that many books or things to display as such on shelves. Numerous shelves not reachable. No safety considerations anywhere. Cleaning would be a nightmare. Are the shelves adjustable to put in some art or larger item? So basically no practicality outside of a library or art piece. Again it's very nice looking but no.