China's Liyuan library 'made of sticks'

Architect Li Xiaodong has completed a library in China that’s covered in firewood.

27 October 2011

Located on the outskirts of Beijing, the single-story Liyuan Library houses its collection of books within a chunky timber frame. Stepped platforms integrate low-level shelves and provide seating areas for readers.

The sticks cover a glazed shell that encases the library. Li writes: “We wanted to use architecture to enhance the appreciation of the natural landscaping qualities.”...

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