LINPAN BOOKBAR

Project Details

Property Type

Planning

Status

COMPETITION - HONORABLE MENTION

Construction type

CONSTRUCTION DRWAING

Project Use

COMMERCIAL PROJECT

Location

LINPAN, CHENGDU PLAIN, CHINA

Year 

2020

Property Location

Linpan in Chengdu Plain, Longquanyi District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Description

In this project, the existing building has rooms on three sides and a courtyard space in the center. We get inspiration from the local traditional houses in south-China, and by adding volume, the building becomes a form of Siheyuan. While preserving the structure and external walls of the building, combined with the functions required by the new building, the internal space is re-divided. The newly added volume uses a large area of glass, which forms a contrast between the old and new buildings in terms of materials. At the same time, glass can provide sufficient lighting for the indoor reading space as a book bar. Glass represents modern craftsmanship. People walk along the stairs to the newly added outdoor platform, which is actually a modern interpretation of traditional culture.