Space-Saving Dome Shaped Bookshelf Built Into Workspace Ceiling

Space-Saving Dome Shaped Bookshelf Built Into Workspace Ceiling
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Travis Price Architects developed a clever architectural concept, building a bookshelf into an area that was under used.

Kyana Gordon
  • 24 april 2012

Curious as to how to incorporate a massive book collection into a home office? This was exactly the challenge Travis Price Architects were faced with before they came up with the concept of constructing a bookshelf into the pre-existing ceiling space overhead. Designed for Wade Davis, an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer, the space had to accommodate all of his interests. The design team built the dome-inspired shelving unit over Davis’ writing studio that could be easily accessed by ladder.

As a result, the dome above Davis’ workspace embodied a space full of knowledge and was drenched in natural light that poured in from the skylight above. The architect created an unique space that would display the most used books. Describing the project, Travis Price Architects said it’s “similar to the rotunda of the oracle’s temple at Delphi”.

View each of the photos below for an up-close perspective of the bookshelf:

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