28 Jun '17, 12am

Light-filled library doubles as a home-like environment in Shanghai

library is envisioned with a checkered pattern facade that draws inspiration from terra-cotta printing blocks. The tiled facade would feature a glazed exterior to reference the pages of a book and the opposite side that faces the interior would be left unglazed to show off the natural terra-cotta color. The library’s compact urban form extends a large street level and sub-surface plinth below the park level to minimize the footprint of parking and to open up the area for landscaped public space.

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