the process is the artwork

Reading Wheel

 I came across this cool crossing between a library and a threadmill, by architect David Garcia. It’s gives you the oportunity to read while exercising, without the risk of being run down by traffic.

David Garcia - Archive II (2005)

“The Archive Series are investigations on space and books. Its departure point is density and micro spaces, and a series of traditional relationships that humans have to books. Private collections have existed for centuries, but when this is added to nomadic behaviour, curious contradictions arise; this is the area studied by Archive II. How can an individual travel with it’s own library, given that books are so heavy? This is something we can all relate to when moving house. Archive II is a nomadic library, a transport system and an intimate space. Inspired by ancient travelling libraries from the Far East, which visited courts and cities, Archive II transforms this into a personal space, where walking and reading coexist as refuge and transport.

The average reader can read about 240 words per minute. A 300 page book normally takes 9 hours to read, non stop. If you read while you walk, you can read a book in about 43 Kilometers.” (1)

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