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Perforated eight foot metal cube designed for quiet reflection, encased in literary text 


The Literaryum was originally designed as a special inspirational functional art space, in which to read and/or write. Of course it can also be used as a place in which to be creatively inspired in many other ways. The struc┬Čture is formed into an 8ft cube made of steel and aluminum. The cube can be made larger, and/or it can be clustered together in multiples to form larger spaces.

Five sides of the cube are fitted with aluminum panels, perforated with inspirational text chosen by the owner of the Literaryum. The letters of the text are cut out of the aluminum sheets that clad the surface of the cube, leaving a lacy semi transparent screen. The letters are cut from the aluminum so they can be read from the inside of the structure; this means that they are reversed from the outside. These aluminum panels hinge open or closed over four 8ft sliding glass doors and the glass ceiling, so the text can be seen in every direction except through the floor.

Many accessories are available including, solar powered heating and cooling, interior privacy shades, interior custom night lighting fixtures, and a selection of interior custom designed furniture. The basic 8ft cube is prefabricated and can be delivered to nearly any site without special preparations and/or building permits. Conceptually, the idea is to create a magical place made of inspired words, which surround the person inside, in hopes that this immersive environment will help the occupant in their own quest for creative inspiration.

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Status Concept design
Value 0(m€)
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Michael Jantzen
www.michaeljantzen.com

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