Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings

Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings

Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Exterior Photography, CityscapeYixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Exterior PhotographyYixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Exterior Photography, FacadeYixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Interior Photography, Windows, BeamYixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - More Images+ 20

Yixing, China
  • Design Team : Qingqing Xu, Cheng Fan, Wenjun Liu, Pingping Zhang
  • Structural Design : Haijun Ding
  • Landscape : Yuan Zhu, Qingqing Xu, Tianjiao Chen
  • Client : Dingshu Town Government
  • Constructions : Jiangsu Haozhiyuan Construction Co.
  • City : Yixing
  • Country : China
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Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Exterior Photography, Cityscape
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in Dingshu, Yixing, the bookstore is the end note of the tour-route of Gunan Street. The project provides a public space on the west side of Gunan Street and improves the quality of life in communities with outdated facilities to a certain extent. Although around the site are dilapidated low-rise pitched roof house, they clearly show the relationship between the gables and wooden structures in the local traditional houses.

Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Exterior Photography
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Responding to the relationship with the site, this project hopes to rethink and transform the traditional elements with new configuration of space and structure, which also contribute to the integrated experience between interior and exterior space when crossing a series of glabes. In addition, the porous wooden shelves act as both facade elements and dividers, meanwhile, become the guiding clues of architectural experience.

Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Exterior Photography, Windows
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Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam
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Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Interior Photography, Facade, Beam
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Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Interior Photography, Facade, Concrete
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As a famous "pottery city", pottery pots are often used as building materials in the dwellings of Dingshu Town. These pottery pots combine different types of stone to form a unique wall texture through different stacking methods. The project also used this material and texture as one of the ways to respond to the site.

Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Interior Photography, Stairs, Windows, Beam, Handrail
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Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam, Handrail, Deck
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Address:Intersection of Tongshu East Road and Dingshan Street, Dingshu Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China

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Cite: "Yixing Bookstore / SEU-ARC + Nanjing Concord Design & Engineerings" 20 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/971989/yixing-bookstore-seu-arc-plus-nanjing-concord-design-and-engineerings> ISSN 0719-8884

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宜兴书屋 / 东南大学建筑学院 + 南京匡合国际工程设计

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