Sunday, 20 January 2008

Magicians house in Italy

There is a wonderful house in Tambre dal Pago, which is just 95 kms away from Venice. When his architect was a little boy, he used to construct different things out of books. This project has brought into realization his childhood dream. Carved wooden elements the house is constituted with resemble books of various sizes. Inside, furniture, accessories, toys, lamps and curtains are also made out of wood. It brings a feeling of being in a surreal frozen world that takes its real form and drops off to sleep in turn. Finish materials used are few; wood comes in plenty. The walls throughout the house are covered with white plaster. The first level accommodates a dining room. A wooden staircase with rope railing leads to the second level featuring bedrooms equipped with books-shaped furniture. This amazing object as if made by a magician reminds an adult of their childhood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it. The whole house and garden seems magical. What a great idea, a house made of woooden books. Sounds like the "dream home of a book worm" *smile* I especially like the knotholes in the wood - makes it look warmer and more interesting.