This glass library by new studio Zauberscho[e]n stands in a former stable yard in Münster, Germany. Entitled The Horse on the Ceiling, the structure is located on the Leonardo campus of The University of Applied Sciences and serves the schools of art, architecture and design.
The roof is supported by columns with forms derived from photographs of horses’ legs, while a gap between the new building and the existing stable block illuminates the older brickwork.
Rainwater is collected from the roof and cascaded in a curtain of water over the windows.
The project was completed while the architects were still studying, in collaboration with Professor Herbert Buehler of Buehler und Buehler.
Photographs are by Roland Borgmann.