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Glass Used Bookstore

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Retail
Firm LocationTaipei, Taiwan
CompanyChienkuo Technology University,Ctu
Lead ArchitectI-Ming Feng

An old wood architect can be brought back to life and given a new purpose by redesigning its appearance and rethinking its role in a community. This is an experiment of combining cold texture, glass, with warm texture, wood. The result indicates that they match perfectly and the key to combining them both is applying a mutual design language. Applying the same design language has efficiently reduced the conflicts between diverse materials and forms into a refreshing visual. Moreover, this design also combines a traditional book store, a cafe, and a gallery.