Books Nooks

Pop-up Library

2019 — Built

Architectural Design, Exhibit and Installation Design

Book Nooks is a pop-up reading room to amplify joy through book-bound storytelling. Each book is selected by a faculty member from the School of the Art Institute's department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, and is on loan from their personal library. Each nook presents a set of books connected through an indicated topic. The temporary collection is at once a snapshot of the department's current interests and an opportunity to expand the community's cultural and literary references. Students and passersby are invited to peruse and explore the books at their leisure and to cozy up in a nook. #booknooks

Design and fabrication in collaboration with Emily Cates and Afnan Alamoudi. Photography: Michael Easthope