Architecture firm Levitate created stairs that can store books in a small apartment, creating a library while also conserving space.

London-based architecture and design studio Levitate created stairs that double as bookshelves in a small city apartment. The space-saving library, called the ‘Bookcase Staircase', can hold over 2,000 novels. The stairs are wide enough to sit on and read, and they have toe guards to protect the books from damage.

Limited by space, we melded the idea of a staircase with our client’s desire for a library to form a ‘library staircase’ in which English oak stair treads and shelves are both completely lined with books on three sides. With a skylight above illuminating the staircase, it becomes the perfect place to stop and browse a tome.

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