Whether you work a 9-to-5 or are sporting a freelancer lifestyle, the space we inhabit most of the hours of the week to sustain our livelihood should be designed to motivate.
Whether you live the minimalist dream or are aspiring to become a fervent follower of this philosophy, we can learn a bit more about how to enrich our lives with the minimum.
We all deserve a little bit of down time in the sun, so why not pick up a good book to read on the holidays in one of these five library projects?
This week, we bring you five installations that have caught our eye due to their meaning, visual identity or simply their excitement factor. Enjoy!
CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.
SHANGHAI – More of a commercial destination than a conventional shopping mall, Lane 189 makes a deeper connection between brands and the young professionals in the area.
HONG KONG – A new clubhouse has opened 28-storeys above the densely-populated district of Mongkok – an area known for its high concentration of bars, clubs and restaurants.
JIAXING – Ten years ago, the city was a mass of agricultural land. Now, it is surrounded by industrial buildings and residential compounds.
LONGLI – A collection of installations, set up on the outskirts of an old town in the south of China, relates directly to the stories of the local area.
BEIJING – Next Architects provided the Beijing Rose Museum with a gigantic perforated steel façade.
CHANGSHA – Cao Pu Studio, an architecture firm from Beijing, has transformed an apartment unit into a bookstore and library.
PINGTIAN – In Songyang County, architect He Wei transforms a historic rammed-earth house with equal portions of respect and modernity to welcome travellers at Papa's Hostel.
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