Brazilian architects YTA have converted the spare room of a house into a multimedia library where pine floorboards and industrial lighting climb the walls.
Some of the pine boards also fold forwards from the concrete block walls to create shelves for storing books.
On the far wall, boards fold up from the floor to create a stand for a television, revealing a base of stark concrete below.
A desk is positioned along the back wall of the room, while other furniture and miscellaneous items are scattered around elsewhere and electrical sockets are integrated within the lighting grids.
We've also published another project from Brazil featuring a grid of lighting - see our earlier story about an installation on an abandoned house here.
Photography is by André Paterlini.
Here's some more information from YTA:
Digital Library – Retro-nology
At YTÅ, we believe in the essence of materials, in rationalizing resources and in optimizing elements when creating our projects and environments.
This library materialized these three concepts and created a space where high-tech contrasts with raw matter, returns to its origins, creating dialogue and balance.
The space is made up of juxtaposed layers: the concrete base, the wooden shell, the metal wrapping. All these elements are exposed, made evident and work together.
As the main character, certified pine wood boards run, fold and unfold themselves throughout the room, wrapping the books in their own original media, closing the cycle.
Technology here is in favour of the user, allowing him to control his whole environment (audio, video, lighting, temperature, safety) through a tablet, as well as connecting him to the world through online navigation. Making a statement, vintage elements maintain the memory of the analogic and books and magazines are available at arm’s reach, for they are, as we believe, irreplaceable.
This project was built in a family home, located in Ribeirao Preto – state of São Paulo, in Brazil.
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