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DIY: Build your own book arch February 26, 2020 – Posted in: Books and Art, bookshops, Interior Design, sculpture

Scott Hill, the proprietor of Sandman Books in South Florida,  has shared his secrets on how to make your very own book arch. It begins with a familiar bookseller quandary – what to do with all those books one acquires “that are simply at the end of their lives”. Hill decided to do something fun and went to work building a book arch. He built his first one in 2013 and when his shop moved…

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Another beautiful book space appears in China, this one in a paddy field January 30, 2020 – Posted in: books in design, bookshops, Content, Interior Design

Beijing based Trace Architecture Office has devised this beautiful bookshop to sit between the walls of an old abandoned building in rural China. The shop sits on a paddy field on the outskirts of Xiadi Village in Fuijian province and will be operated by Librairie Avant-Garde, an independent book shop with locations across China. You might remember the name Librairie Avant-Garde, for many believe their shop beneath Wutaichan Stadium in Nanjing is the most beautiful…

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Shanghai: Pop-up perfection for Hauser and Wirth and a new poetry bookshop January 1, 2020 – Posted in: bookshops, Content, Interior Design

Pixcell Deer by Kohei Nawa Let’s start off the new decade in Shanghai featuring what very well could be one of the coolest pop-up bookshops of the last decade and the opening of a new poetry bookshop. In early 2018, inside the art space – bookshop of Modern Eye in Central Shangai, dongqi Architects created a three-story pavilion for the noted art gallery and publisher, Hauser & Wirth. The space featured publications and other goodies…

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Library de Kimpel January 15, 2019 – Posted in: Content, Interior Design, Libraries, Library Architecture, public libraries

Belgium’s Library de Kimpel is the latest library featured at arch daily. Designed by Adem Architecten  the new library was part of a master plan that included turning the existing library into offices and an exhibition center and the construction of a new youth center. The project was completed in 2015. The interior of the library is designed and organized around 5 subject areas: Music, Literature and Poetry, Lifestyle and Sport, Art and Architecture and…

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The Science Cafe & Library by Anna Wigandt August 26, 2015 – Posted in: books in design, Content, Interior Design, Libraries

Here’s a great way  to attract people to the wonders of science – build a beautiful cafe and library designed to foster the study and exploration of the sciences. Unfortunately, the odds are most of us will never get a chance to experience this amazing interior designed by Anna Wigandt. You see, the Science Cafe & Library is located in Chişinău, Moldova! The intent was to appeal less to the chaotic and emotional experience of a…

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