Japanese Architect Designs A Climbable Earthquake-Proof Bookshelf

Japanese architect Shinsuke Fujii has designed the first slanted bookshelf that you can climb up to get your books. But accessing the high shelves can be a problem, right? Well, not when you are an expertise. Japanese architect came up with a simple, yet brilliant solution that solves another problem too: earthquake safety.

The shelving design is not only a fun idea, but it also offers some insurance when it comes to earthquakes, which in Japan are quite frequent. Due to the angle of the shelving units, when an earthquake hits, the books have enough room and high enough angle that nothing will fall out of the cubby holes. With its shelves also acting as a ladder, it allows the homeowners to easily access hard-to-reach books.

The slanted façade also had the effect of creating an open feeling in the family room, where the home’s high perch allowed for plenty of sunlight to enter through the large windows. Altogether it makes a perfect oasis for the bibliophile with an eye for natural minimalism.

See more info: website

Japanese architect designs a climbable earthquake-proof bookshelf at the request of his avid book lover client.


The design runs from the floor right up to the ceiling, which adds some major feng shui to the building.

Shinsuke Fuji Architects

It’s slanted angle also allows the homeowners climb the structure to access hard-to-reach books.

Shinsuke Fujii Architects

The shelf’s outward incline also makes it safe during earthquakes.

Shinsuke Fuji Architects

“In addition, by tilting the walls, the space is expanded and the view from the room is utilized.”


The diagonal wall is a very prominent feature of this house.

Shinsuke Fuji Architects

Related Articles:

This Narrow House In Japan Looks Tiny Only From Outside

20 Astonishing Staircases That Upgrade Your House Design in Another Level

Architect Designs an Incredible Futuristic House Hanging on the Cliffside That Can Accommodate an Intergenerational Family

Architect Designs Hotel in Norway With a Glass Swimming Pool Suspended in Mid-air

Usually, the main aim of hotels is to provide a comfortable accommodation, offering safety and relaxing spaces for travelers. However, there are also unique hotels made to give guests a thrilling experience rather than just a relaxing stay. And if you wonder which one you would rather go for, it all depends on your personality type and spirit energy.

Turkish Hayri Atak Studio is the designer of the proposed Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel into Preikestolen, a cliff in southern Norway. The hotel, which is definitely not for the faint hearted, has become a popular tourist attraction. Such hotel features a swimming pool with a see-through bottom that juts out from the side of the cliff face. It features three levels of guest rooms and two observation decks, one at the top of the cliff and one at the bottom – alongside the swimming pool. The first of its kind, this swimming pool can be placed on top of a 55-storey luxury hotel!

Simply scroll down, and enjoy the views of this gorgeous hotel. Also, remember to upvote your favorite view!

More Info: Hayri Atak | Instagram

#1 Cliff Conceptual Boutique Hotel – Norway – 2019










Related Articles:

Sleeping With The Fishes: Best Underwater Hotels Around The World

10 Most Beautiful Underwater Hotel Rooms

30 Times The Creativity Of These Hotels Blew Visitors’ Mind

    Pin It on Pinterest