Architecture

Liyuan Library / Li Xiaodong Atelier

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Liyuan Library / Li Xiaodong Atelier it has been modified: 2012 June 01 di Benedict Flowers

This small building designed by Li Xiaodong Atelier is the library of Huairou, a small village on the outskirts of Beijing. The choice behind the project is to

realize the library is not in town but a five minute walk away from it, in a place nestled in the mountains nearby, in a context of quiet contemplation.
The building blends into the landscape through the choice of materials and the accurate positioning of the volume. After analyzing the characteristics of the materials in the village designers they have found a large amount of wooden sticks, stacked around each house. Villagers collect these sticks all year round to feed their kitchens. So this ordinary material was used in an "extraordinary" for the coating.

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