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Children reading on the floor. ©Zhao Sai

Pingtan Book House

Firm LocationHong Kong, Hong Kong
Project locationPingtan, Tongdao, Huaihua, Hunan, China
CompanyCondition_Lab
Lead ArchitectPeter Winston Ferretto
Design TeamLam Man Yan Milly, Liu Ziwei Paula, Ling Cai, Wong Yuk Tsin Beryl
ClientPingtan Primary School

Imagine a staircase that never ends, an infinite loop of risers and treads squeezed into a traditional timber house. The staircase has no destination; it is the destination itself. The walls of the house have been transformed into a matrix of bookshelves and windows. The Pingtan Book House is a place where kids read and play at the same time, a new paradigm of rural village library in China.