RSAAW plants a towering library as the heart of the renovated Berkley House in Canada

Project Berkley House
Publisher STIR World
Photography Ema Peter

“‘There is something to be said about the contents of books piling on as we had hoped to contain everything within our minds, to appreciate the scale of information we take in. This bookshelf /library /display cubbies, establishes through its massive verticality, a sense of progression of books intended for the children at the bottom, constant consultation within the reach of kids, moving up to books from university and some classics, then slightly higher up, the bulk of a lot of architecture and art books, and then some rare editions towards the top shelf. Monumental libraries are a beautiful form of displaying tomes that provided and keep providing us with knowledge, emotions, entertainment and memories, and thus, libraries evoke a reaction like a collection of artworks, at least for our family,’ explains Rafael, detailing out why the bookshelf takes up such an intentional, prime space within the interior design.”

Rafael Santa Ana
Architecture Workshop Inc

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