Created by Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB), the Story Pod is a community-supported lending library helping to invigorate the Town of Newmarket.
The Story Pod has a pure, simple form with the abstract, compact black volume, as users move around the box, the rhythm of its vertical slats changes.
During the day, two of the walls pivot open like the covers of a book, welcoming people inside or to gather around the front. Visitors can take or leave something to read, or lounge quietly on the built-in seating. At night, when the doors are locked, recessed, energy efficient LED lights, powered by concealed, self-sustaining solar panels on the roof, glow through the lattice work like a lantern, providing ambience for night markets or community events.