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Nov262012

UnWaste Bookcase

"You spin me right round, baby right round like a record ... "

Apologies to Dead or Alive but how cool is this rotating shelving wall, the UnWaste bookcase, a collaboration between architect Ben Milbourne (Bild Architecture), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu (Eco Innovators) and specialist furniture designer David Waterworth (Against the Grain). (Photography by TM PHOTO.) It divides the open space into living and sleeping areas while allowing light and airflow between the spaces and providing much needed storage in a warehouse conversion. The bookcase is built from reclaimed plywood from construction site hoardings providing surface design interest through the remains of old advertising posters and stencils.

Reader Comments (11)

How cool is this?

Love this. I like that it can close off or open up rooms + provide lots of (hidden) storage!

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina Ramchandani

Those rotating shelves are amazing!

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

That's an absolutely fantastic idea. I already liked the first pic, the room looks so cozy and the arrangement of the bookshelf items is great, but the next few pics looked like a magic trick. Amazing!

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimono From Japan

Very unusual and cool. I'm curious about the gorgeous black/teal? bed spread.

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Really nifty, but what exactly is gained by this? Swing it back, you get the back of the shelf, swing it back you get the shelf with contents. Only a few steps to walk to the other room to get something from the shelf, it seems.

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commentersuperdutch

I agree with superdutch.

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I think the article said that it was done for light and airflow between the rooms, not convenience.

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commenterydm

This is undoubtedly one of the coolest friggin things I've seen

26 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

My take was that they might need a plain wall to project pictures or a film.

27 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranon

well, nice and funny but I agree with superdutch. And considering the light, there is a big window in the sleeping room.
But it looks nice and is well done.
The most important any way.

28 Nov 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhv

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