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These are two of My favorite things...

... Architecture and books...


I don't read fast due to my creative mind as it is called today... all creative people are dyslexic, right? We can take as example... Andy Warhol, Tommy Hilfiger, Albert Einstein... ofcourse of architects we can name Richard Rogers and more. But enough of that... my point was that I love books regardless. When I saw these pictures of the new Tianjin Binhai Library in Tianjin, China, my jaw dropped.




The Library is designed by the Dutch architectural firm MVRDV to look like a giant eye. It opened to the public on October 1st, 2017 after 3 years of construction containing a staggering 1.2 million books.

If you enjoy architectural photography, Dutch photographer Ossip van Duivenbode‘s images of the library will be a feast for your eyes.

The new Tianjin Binhai Library in Tianjin, China, The five-story, 360,000-square-foot library features shelves spanning from the floor to ceiling — many of the shelves double as stairs and seats in the beautifully designed space.





A fun fact, The “books” above the actual bookshelves are actually painted onto the building to look like full shelves that continue up to the ceiling (creating the floor-to-ceiling illusion).


Until next



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