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Reedom bookstore in Changsha, China by Cao Pu studio

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: Cao Pu studio

Located in Changsha, the 17-storey Firework Mansion used to be the dormitory building for staff of the former state-owned fireworks company. Nowadays, young people have moved away, so those left are mostly retired elderly people.

There is a 60 m2 apartment on the top floor of the building. The once high-expense complete shear wall structure forms a light tight environment. Even in daytime, the interior is dim. The owners want to transfer this apartment into a family bookstore, and name it “Reedom”. They wish to provide a good place to go for the residents in Firework Mansion.

Image Courtesy © Zhang Zheming

Image Courtesy © Zhang Zheming

  • Architects: Cao Pu studio
  • Project: Reedom bookstore
  • Location: 1703 Firework Mansion, No.605 Furong Mid Road, Changsha, China
  • Photography: Zhang Zheming
  • Design Team:  Cao Pu   Cui Hao (structural consultant)
  • Construction: Zou Baolin, Zeng Wenli
  • Area: 60 m²
  • Finish: Floor, Wall, Ceiling



Friday, August 21st, 2015

Article source: SoNo Arhitekti

The design won the 1st prize in the invited architectural competition for the Slovenian book center in Trieste, Italy.

The proximity of the Oberdan Piazza and Fabiani’s National Hall has encouraged us to look more closely to the symbolic ties that are important for the Slovene minority living in Trieste. A hint that would only symbolically  show itself derives from Fabiani’s masterfully designed facade’s decoration. Decorative geometric element has been broken down and transformed into a modern structure, which represents itself in the basic pattern of the bookshelves.

Image Courtesy © Žiga Lovšin

Image Courtesy © Žiga Lovšin

  • Architects: SoNo Arhitekti
  • Location: Trieste, Italy
  • Photography: Žiga Lovšin
  • Authors: Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nejc Batistič, Aleš Plesničar, Igor Spetič
  • Area: 177 sqm
  • Year: 2014/15


9 ¾ bookstore cafe in Medellín, Colombia by PLASMA NODO

Friday, July 31st, 2015

 Article source: PLASMA NODO 

9 ¾ is a bookstore cafe specialized in children, but where adults can also have some fun. We believe that cities needwarm and nice meeting places that welcome us and invite us to learn having fun with our families and friends, sites where people not only buy but go and havea good time.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mejía

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mejía

  • Architects: PLASMA NODO
  • Project: 9 ¾ bookstore cafe
  • Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Photography: Daniel Mejía
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3d max
  • Built area: 120m²
  • Completion (date): May, 2015


Cafe Bookstore by Aydin Gürsel Bakir – Natselane

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Aydin Gürsel Bakir – natselane 

The outher shape of this “cafe bookstore” was inspired by that of a book. The users can also read books in its cafe for free or take the time to buy some in the bookstore. In the cafe, books can be borrowed and consulted while the books you find in the bookstore are for sale. The bookshelves used within it have been established in the exterior section on the same axis and thanks to this display window on the outside, the interiors have been rendered to appear on the same axis.

Image Courtesy © Architects: Aydin Gürsel Bakir - natselane

Image Courtesy © Architects: Aydin Gürsel Bakir – natselane


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