“It is a house for a client who is a great reader,” says architect Shinichi Ogawa, describing his latest residential project. The appropriately titled “Library House” was completed late last year in Tochigi and features a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that measures almost 20-feet high. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the house was designed around this bookshelf, which acts as the focal point of the centrally located living room and dining room. However, one can’t help but question the functionality of those upper-level shelves.
But there’s plenty else to love about this home too, including its symmetrical qualities, a skylight that allows sun to enter the space, and that movie projector!