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A Library as Habitation for a Serious Bookworm!

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Heh! This San Paulo home could truly be mistaken for the local public library.
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I know exactly who the client is here, because I grew up with someone who was exactly this type of literary addict. When I was growing up, every flat surface in our house was piled to the brim with Penguin paperbacks, hardcover histories, Shakespeare plays and Agatha Christie who-dunnits.
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My dear mother, (may she rest in peace) would easily plow through five or ten books a week. Once she realized what a waste of money all this book-buying was she quickly exhausted all the books in the local library – in English: leaving just books in French.

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(Then, she learned French so she would still have something to read.)
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This would be her absolute dream house. Even the mezzanine floors above look more like rolling library racks than floors.
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Like my mother would have, this client does make space for finally distractedly grabbing a bite to eat after all that reading. Here is the rudimentary dining room table. An afterthought.
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Here’s another table for grabbing breakfast. See the tiny table to the side, in the large and cozy beanbag-filled reading room? Just as long as it looks more like a reading desk in the library. I see long languid days of reading in this space. But there’s about five more on the mezzanines. All reading rooms, all the time.
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The vestibule looks more like the check out section of the library than the entry to a home.
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Look. It takes all sorts.

Brazilian architectural firm GrupoSP takes the design brief in stride, and creates a San Paulo home just as warm and welcoming a home as a total bookworm could wish for, if only they could spend their entire life curled up in a library.

Via Doornob

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