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Imagine Native Ltd.
Clay Reading Books & Gifts

Clay Reading is a small bookstore located at an office building in Shanghai. It mainly sells books on philosophy and theology. Since the store is so tiny, we tried not to occupy too much space for the books and leave more space for the readers when we started considering the spatial arrangement. Bamboo was the […]


Finne Architects
Christian Science Reading Room

A Conversation between Past and Present A 1905 bungalow located in Issaquah, about 25 miles east of Seattle, has been completely renovated in order to create a new Reading Room for the Christian Science Church. Anchored by a new reflecting pool on the corner of the site, the new Reading Room brings a frankly modern […]


Steven Holl Architects
Knut Hamsun

The Knut Hamsun Center is dedicated to Knut Hamsun and includes exhibition areas, a library and reading room, a cafĂ©, and an auditorium. The building is conceived as an archetypal and intensified compression of spirit in space and light, concretizing a Hamsun character in architectonic terms. The building uses the vernacular style as inspiration for […]