It Looks Like A Modern Sculpture, Until It Opens Up… Then It’s Magical.
If you've ever dreamt of a quiet spot to get away and crack open a book, then this is going to absolutely blow your mind. Architecture studio AKB is appealing to Toronto's bookworms with this amazing design, known as the Story Pod.
Located in the Newmarket area, the Story Pod is a compact piece of construction that opens up to a tiny lounge and built in book exchange, where passersby can stop, take a book, read a book, and relax. It's functionally streamlined and impressive, and it's also pretty damn adorable. Check out the Story Pod in action below.
Here's what the Story Pod looks like on the street, when it's fully closed. It's compact, and pretty unassuming.
But keep watching: The Story Pod opens up to something absolutely amazing.
The Story Pod is meant to imitate the opening of a book, with the walls expanding to let readers come in and enjoy.
The vertical slats of the walls also expand, allowing in light and also showcasing room on the shelves for books.
At night, the structure closes and locks to protect the seating and books inside.
But there's more: An LED lighting system switches on during the nighttime hours, transforming the Story Pod into a large lantern to illuminate the surrounding path.
That's a whole lot of of awesome in one little pod.
Source: My Modern Met