Library in Indonesia built from 2,000 ice cream buckets

Dutch architect SHAU has designed a library in Bandung, the capital of Indonesia’s West Java province, with a facade made of 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets.

The 160 square metre development is part of a nationwide project aiming at tackling illiteracy across Indonesia.

The library is located on the first floor, while the ground floor can host multiple functions.

The facade uses open and closed buckets to create the zeros and ones of a binary code (pictured), which spells out a message in Indonesian.

The phrase can be read starting from the front of the library’s top left side and down the perimeter, moving towards the right of the same face.

If you would like to guess the answer to the code let us know in the comments (no cheating), if not you can click here to reveal the meaning.

The buckets provide insulation and scatter natural light throughout the first floor of the building.

Images via SHAU

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