With the aim of providing a hub
for the local village community, the Microlibrary in Bandung,
Indonesia is the first of a series of small-scale libraries
designed by Netherlands-based firm Shau Architects. Comprising a
small reading area and library, the facade is composed of recycled
ice cream buckets that map out a coded message from the city’s
mayor: ‘buku adalah jendela dunia’, which translates as ‘the book
is a window to the world’.