Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG

Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG

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Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG - Interior Photography, Stairs, Handrail
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Text description provided by the architects. Taiwanese artist Cheng Tsung FENG always focuses on traditional handcrafted culture. For the large-scale installation art for Eslite Bookstore 30th Anniversary, his subject is “Chinese Stitched Binding”, which is a kind of book binding method with a long history.

Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG - Interior Photography, Glass, Stairs, Concrete
Courtesy of Cheng Tsung FENG
Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG - Interior Photography, Stairs, Glass
Courtesy of Cheng Tsung FENG

When the idea becomes text, the text falls on the paper, the paper is bundled through the rope, and it finally assembles together as a book. FENG transforms this binding craft from a plane into a three-dimensional unit like a tile (more than 1500 pieces), then he combines the store's escalator to create a transitional space just like a bridge and a tunnel.

Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG - Interior Photography, Stairs
Courtesy of Cheng Tsung FENG
Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG - Interior Photography
Courtesy of Cheng Tsung FENG

The movement of the escalator is like a book is turning pages. When people set foot on it and they will keep moving, reading is the similar concept. When people open a book and start reading, their spirit and consciousness is moving and no longer staying.

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Prototype. Image Courtesy of Cheng Tsung FENG

Reading is like a bridge that allows us to travel through the past and the future, through reality and fiction, between different identities and to everywhere of the world.

Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG - Interior Photography
Courtesy of Cheng Tsung FENG

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Cite: "Reading a Bridge / Cheng Tsung FENG" 22 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/937782/reading-a-bridge-cheng-tsung-feng> ISSN 0719-8884

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