Roll Your Own Traveling Library

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TreeHugger shows a lot of ideas for mobile living. Books are often a problem for those on the move; they are heavy. Danish Architect David Garcia solves the problem with his Archive II circular library that lets the reader walk away with half a ton of books.

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Archive I in the background "is a weight balance library,the readers chair is elevated in proportion to the amount of books in the shelves." They were exhibited at the Danish Art Academy in 2005.

David writes:

The average reader can read about 240 words per minute.
A 300 page book normally takes 9 hours to read, non stop.
I you read while you walk, you can read a book in about 43 kilometers.
If you read and walk, watch out for traffic.

More at David Garcia Studio, via Core77 and Dvice

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