Stunning images from the library of the future

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Book lovers, this is for you.

A series by Dutch photographer Ossip van Duivenbode has revealed the beauty of China's new Tianjin Binhai Library in Tianjin.

Designed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, the library has been designed to look like a giant eye.

At five-storys and 360,000-square-feet, the library features shelves that rise from the floor up, with many bookshelves not actually containing books on the highest levels.

Instead, the books have been painted onto the walls of the building to create an optical illusion of rows and rows continuing up to the ceiling. Many of the shelves in the library also double as stairs and seats.

The remarkable building took just three years to build, and opened last month. 

A big thanks to Ossip van Duivenbode for letting us share these images. You can see more of his work on his website

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