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MUDA-Architects Wins "The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Chengdu" Competition

06:00 - 27 August, 2018
MUDA-Architects Wins "The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Chengdu" Competition , Courtesy of MUDA-Architects
Courtesy of MUDA-Architects

With 486 applicants and 249 conceptual plans received, MUDA-Architects stood out from the 20 finalists and won the first prize in "The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Chengdu" competition. The competition was sponsored by the Chengdu Tianfu New Area Investment Group, China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, and co-sponsored by Chengdu Yi Zhu Yi Shi Culture Communication Ltd.

Courtesy of MUDA-Architects Courtesy of MUDA-Architects Courtesy of MUDA-Architects Courtesy of MUDA-Architects + 18

Space 4 Architecture's Proposed Bookstore in Chengdu, China Embodies Floating Water Lilies

08:00 - 4 August, 2018
Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Space4Architecture
Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Space4Architecture

Space 4 Architecture's (S4A) proposal for a bookstore in Chengdu, China reflects the poetic beauty of floating lilies on water. The architects describe the project as a “permeable cultural container” that allows and encourages visitor interaction with the surrounding landscape. The design consists of a series of indoor and outdoor spaces that weave together a gentle intervention that mirrors and enhances the natural scenery it sits within.

Entry View. Image Courtesy of Space4Architecture Deck View. Image Courtesy of Space4Architecture Interior View. Image Courtesy of Space4Architecture Plans. Image Courtesy of Space4Architecture + 9

Longshang Books Cafe / atelier mearc

23:00 - 16 July, 2018
Longshang Books Cafe / atelier mearc, Sociology and Science Textbooks. Image © Shan Liang
Sociology and Science Textbooks. Image © Shan Liang

Façade. Image © Shan Liang Window. Image © Shan Liang Arch. Image © Shan Liang Arch Wall. Image © Shan Liang + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    142 Meilong Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Wei Zhou
  • Design Team

    Jun Zhang, Qi Wang, Shuyu Yang, Xiwen Xu
  • Area

    188.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Xi’an Zhongshu Bookstore / Wutopia Lab

20:00 - 10 July, 2018
Xi’an Zhongshu Bookstore / Wutopia Lab, © CreatAR Images
© CreatAR Images

© CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images + 30

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    67 Ming Guang Lu, Weiyang Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

  • Project Architect

    Chen Lin
  • Design Team

    Jie Lv, Jianming Zhu, Mingcheng Du, Liyuan Lu
  • Area

    1886.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Call Me MOSAIC Bookstore / TurtleHill

17:00 - 20 April, 2018
Call Me MOSAIC Bookstore / TurtleHill, © Jason Guo
© Jason Guo

© Jason Guo © Jason Guo © Jason Guo © Jason Guo + 30

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Happy Valley, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Interior Designer

    Jason Guo
  • Lighting Designer

    Lighting Space Design
  • Area

    157.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Yanjiyou Bookstore / Karv One

22:00 - 6 November, 2017
Yanjiyou Bookstore  / Karv One, © Dick.L
© Dick.L

© Dick.L © Dick.L © Dick.L © Dick.L + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kai De Hang Zhou Lai Fu Shi Zhong Xin, XinCheng ShangQuan, Jianggan Qu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Director

    Kyle Chan
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Atelier Global Wins Competition to Design 'Book City' in Shenzhen

16:20 - 14 August, 2017
Atelier Global Wins Competition to Design 'Book City' in Shenzhen, Main entrance from the park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global
Main entrance from the park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global

Atelier Global has been announced as the winners of a competition for the architectural and interior design of 'Shenzhen Book City,' a library and public gathering space located at the heart of the Long Hua arts district, becoming a part of the greater contemporary and historic fabric of art centers, public parks and urban typologies.

Interactive platform. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global Sunken Garden. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global Aerial view from Longhua Cultural Square. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global Multi-functional exhibition space. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global + 34

Zhongshuge Bookstore / X+Living

22:00 - 16 June, 2017
Zhongshuge Bookstore / X+Living, Lecture Hall. Image © Feng Shao
Lecture Hall. Image © Feng Shao

Lecture Hall. Image © Feng Shao Reading Area. Image © Feng Shao Reading Area. Image © Feng Shao Lecture Hall. Image © Feng Shao + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, China
  • Category

  • Design Director

    Xiang Li
  • Design Team

    Huan Liu, Chen Fan
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zhongshuge Bookstore / Li Xiang

22:00 - 8 September, 2016
Zhongshuge Bookstore / Li Xiang, © Shao Feng
© Shao Feng

© Shao Feng © Shao Feng © Shao Feng © Shao Feng + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    4th floor, Réel Mall, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    LI Xiang
  • Design Team

    LIU Huan, FAN Chen, TONG Ni-Na
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Yangzhou Zhongshuge / Li Xiang

19:00 - 15 August, 2016
Yangzhou Zhongshuge / Li Xiang, © Shao Feng
© Shao Feng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Li Xiang
  • Design Team

    Liu Huan, Fan Chen, Tong Ni-Na
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Reedom Bookstore / Cao Pu

20:00 - 13 August, 2016
Reedom Bookstore / Cao Pu, © Zhang Zheming
© Zhang Zheming

© Zhang Zheming © Zhang Zheming © Zhang Zheming © Zhang Zheming + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    1703 Firework Mansion, No.605 Furong Mid Road, Changsha,China
  • Category

  • Project Planning

    Sun Shengqi, Xiong Yong, Zhao Xuru, Zou Rong
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Livraria da Vila / Isay Weinfeld

00:00 - 10 August, 2009
Frontal view © Leonardo Finotti
Frontal view © Leonardo Finotti

Brazilian architecture has produced interesting works in the business/retail area, often limited to just interior design. Recent works by Marcio Kogan, Marcelo Alvarango or Tao Arquitetura are good examples of a tradition that, in my personal opinion, has a peak at Mendes da Rocha’s Forma store in Sao Paulo. If you ever go to Sao Paulo to visit local architecture, don´t be afraid of your girlfriend/wife taking you to shopping, there´s lots to see there.

Leonardo Finotti shared with us an interesting project by local architect Isay Weinfeld that is up to this brazilian standard, the Libraria da Vila bookstore in Sao Paulo. An hermetic volume with a pivoting book facade contains an interesting space filled with books distributed over 3 levels as you can see on the photos: