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NewsNews • 31 Jan 2023

Qing Studio designs a public bookstore with flood-control spatial elements

Perched on the riverbank of the Yangtze River in Wuhan, the No Art bookstore by Qing Studio occupies a long strip space with an interior depth of 8m placed within a box-type waterproof wall serving as the last line of defence during flooding.  Yilong Zhao Being a part of the flood control infrastructure of the city, the store is prone to flooding during extreme monsoons. To overcome this, the shop equips a 1:12 slope disabled ramp standard for the inner floor fast outflow after flooding. The instant shift beneath the feet also attempts to prolong the experience of walking inside the store by adjusting user attention.  Yilong Zhao Additionally, to further ease the eye, materials which appear gentle are used on t... More

NewsNews • 21 Jan 2023

Parallect Design layers curves and flowing wooden notes to create this audio bookstore in Suzhou

Set within the East Tai Lake ecological tourism resort in Wujiang, Suzhou, Jiangsu province, the audio bookstore designed by Parallect Design blends local characteristics with the existing structure to strengthen the cultural theme design and planning.  Caption The audio bookstore is a physical platform delineating the stories and cultural landscape of the East Tai Himalayan Lake. The project comprises a technology-based exhibition hall and a “Hui” living room, separated by a large sand table. The austere feel of technology is balanced by the warm wood grain and the rich environment of cultural stories.  Caption The design concept takes inspiration from the flowing ripples of lake bay. An amalgamati... More

NewsNews • 31 Oct 2022

Dream La Miro bookstore by Wutopia Lab is a whimsical chronicle of spatial elements

Shanghai-based firm Wutopia Lab introduces a whimsical fantasy into the Miro store of Duoyun Bookstore in Jiangsu, China. Taking inspiration from animated movies, the dreamy bookstore takes one on a spatial journey to neverland.  CreatAR Images Incorporating dramatic design elements, the 1700sqm structure boasts a vibrant colour palette and a plethora of symbolic references. The main façade is a playful take on a coastal landscape, showcased by a yellow backdrop reminiscent of wave motion.  CreatAR Images An octagonal red-coloured tower sits in the backdrop of the wave, resembling a lighthouse positioned in the harbour. The book tower is accessible via a central, earth-toned staircase that descends two l... More

Project • By Karv One DesignExhibition Centres


For the Generation Z, young people has built a new consumption era with their highly personalized enthusiasm. Karv One Design parses them as "the Generation Undefined ". We take "Jinling Star Map CULTURE HUB" as the theme, to combine with the new commercial scene of "day coffee night wine", and the mysterious planet as a visual memory point in space,which has presented a 24-hour neighborhood map of the younger generation. Combining the urban culture with the vitality of the Sunac community, we have planned an exploration line to create a new type of urban commercial unit, making it an active experience. Caption   Caption There is a display cabinet next to the bar for coffeeholics to shop the coffee products . All equipment... More

Project • By X+LivingShops

Shenzhen Zhongshuge

"In 2008, I was on a study trip to Germany and encountered Anish Kapoor's artwork - Memory, which was then being exhibited. And in subsequent press interviews, I frequently recounted the impact it had on me. The artwork sparked a feeling that then ignited an inner urge in me that inadvertently shaped my initial ambition for design values.  SFAP SFAP SFAP This hazy inspiration has often guided me in my designs to create a sense of atmosphere and spirituality, first as spirit and certain emotions, and then as form and symbolism, with function being properly integrated. SFAP When I received the design assignment for Zhongshuge in Shenzhen last year, I had led the designs for several completed Zhongshuge across China.... More

Project • By X+LivingLibraries

Taiyuan FAB Cinema

In this post pandemic era, operation of cinemas and future development of film industry has become a hot topic in current society. After a long period of business close-down and limiting audience capacity due to the pandemic, a problem gradually appeared in front of the public – cinema owners should have done a deeper analysis on how to develop their cinema’s commercial value and expand its features in order to adapt to the rapidly changing society.  SFAP Last year, we created another FAB Cinema in Xi’an and brought the scenes behind the big screen into the public space. This time in Taiyuan IF Center, FAB Cinema collaborated with Zhongshuge to create an innovational cinema experience, and we are invited to desi... More

Project • By JATOShops

Jiuwu Culture City

Shenyang Jiuwu Culture City, a 24 hour “book mall” in Shenyang themed with the design concept of “Tree of Cultural”- a page on a book, a leaf on a tree. “Book-ladder culture” as the focal point of the project is meant to reflect the atmosphere of reading under the tree, where this area also served as a main event space to held seminars and autograph event. Lighting effect penetrating through origami like elements from walls and ceiling becomes a nostalgic element to show a new culture of the city with a growing lantern that never goes of. With its design and new way of operation, the cultural plaza has now become one of the major landmarks in Shenyang, demonstrating a revolution of bookshop and shopping e... More

Project • By BrigadaShops

Bookstore That Cares - Planetopija

Many years of experience with the team behind Biovege cut down the customary analytic prep time as the client’s values were already familiar to us. Those values are respect for the environment, nature, and people, and in this case the biggest challenge was to figure out how to apply those same principles to the design of a bookshop. The bookshop’s concept had to reflect the values promoted by Planetopija as a publishing house and library and by Biovege as their parent brand, summarized in the slogan: the best nature and man can give. It was necessary to also design in the new space an area for eco products, a special children’s corner, and a corner where visitors can take a break and read. The concept is based on the idea of... More

Project • By AT26 architectsShops

Panta Rhei & Café Dias / bookstore & cafe

Panta Rhei is a well established and popular bookstore in Slovak Republic. Café Dias is a coffee place, which became an addition to in Panta Rhei branches to support bookloving atmosphere. With its size, Panta Rhei is one of the largest subjects in its market segment. We were chosen for a competition to provide a fresh new design for the branches, and after two rounds we came out as winners. Our main goal was to create a design, that sustains the friendly face of the bookstore appreciated by its customers with a focus on quality and effectivity of the design and modularity of its parts. The elemental module, which we based the design on, is a book, specificaly a connection of a book and a shelf, which led us to find and define t... More

Project • By Halükar ArchitectureLibraries

FiL Books

FiL Books is an interior design project that Halukar Architecture / Mimarlik completed in 2015. The employer requested a space that would not only function as a photography and art books store but also a coffee shop. The design and application process spread over approximately 6 months. The program that is distributed on four floors with a total area of 80m2 included the design of a bookstore, coffee shop, a kitchen, a workshop and storage areas as well as places for the users to hang out, study or drink coffee. One of the challenges of designing in such small spaces is the necessity of considering the ways in which each centimeter meets the required functions. We aimed for forming/creating a comfortable and bright / lighted environment... More

Product • By Vismara DesignBookcase


Vismara bookcase is a modular glass doors cabinet. As these modular showcases are highly sectional, you can furnish your spaces with the maximum flexibility obtaining aesthetic and qualitative results of high personalization. The use of high quality materials and the maximum attention to technical details ensure the client an exclusive and durable product. More

Project • By Trovata ComunicaçãoShops

Bookstore Saraiva - Casa Cor São Paulo

Designed by the Office Sabrine Santos Architecture & Interiors, the Saraiva Bookstore at Casa Cor 2011, will provide a new way to display books and magazines in digital form, integrating seamlessly with the conventional form of presentation and reading. Through virtual shelves displayed in three large touch screen devices, digital books will be chosen to buy and read, but also on portable devices known as tablets, which are exposed for demonstration. The proposal seeks to exclude from printing books on paper, reducing the environmental impact of logging. Another advantage is the storage power of the tablet, enabling a multitude of publications in a single device, eliminating the need for physical space for this purpose. Another dif... More