Compact Pods Transformed Into An Open-Air Book Exchange

In the Newmarket area of Toronto, architecture studio AKB has constructed something incredible. It’s the first structure of its kind, and is sure to delight bookworms everywhere. Introducing … the Story Pod.

When the Story Pod is closed, it doesn’t look like anything more than a hunk of metal.
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Even a bird’s eye view doesn’t provide any clues about what it is or what could be inside.
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But when the walls begin to open …
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It’s clear that there is nothing boring or usual about it. The Story Pod is an open-air book exchange, with walls meant to imitate the open pages of a book.
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Anyone is invited to take a book, leave a book or simply sit down and read for a while.
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At night, the Story Pod seals to protect the books and seating inside …
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And an LED lighting system switches on, turning the Story Pod into the best nightlight ever for the surrounding park and path. That’s a whole lot of brilliance in one pod!
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