Oh yeah, I love it so much when something straightforward is elevated (somewhat literally, as you will see…) into a wonderful work of design while also improving what was already there. In this case, it was an open-air stage in a local park that was enhanced by providing cover in the form of a public library to further provide for the community.
The simplicity is in the steel structure, rendered beautiful through excellent detailing and with a creative and cool twist: the façade is made of used ice cream buckets. Nestled in the steel structure to encircle the library, the buckets make for a playful exterior while creating a lovely glow free from glare on the inside. The low bookshelves lets the light fill the space as fully as possible, while at the back of the library a cushy mat floor lets you truly curl up with a book.
As a bonus, the buckets form a message coded in binary! A double bonus is the now covered stage can serve additional functions such as for projecting movies and can even be curtained in for use during inclement weather.
A truly lovely project, demonstrating how even small moves can make a big difference, and that good design does not require a high budget. All it takes is care, design, and some ice cream.