[Condition_Lab - Pingtan Book House - COVER IMG] Children reading on the floor. ©Zhao Sai

Pingtan Book House

Firm LocationHong Kong, Hong Kong
Project locationPingtan, Tongdao, Huaihua, Hunan, China
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.