Buildings Like Books

Living in modern cities makes people to look something more cozy than just concrete and glass. Looking at cold tall buildings designers imagine that are books. This idea came to the minds of Kansas City Library, and now they have made their Parking Garage as a giant bookshelf.

The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of Kansas City’s downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees.

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Meanwhile, far from Kansas, in Russian city of Tyumen, local designers just painted one building and now it also looks like a huge bookshelf. Here are some photos:

And look how this building was looking before:

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And here is one more book. But a smaller one. This is a book shaped tent for outdoor camping by Jack Maxwell: