The report, from Dezeen, says: Huge arched doorways lead to a suite of cosy wood-lined reading nooks in this children's library in Shanghai, designed by Muxin Studio to be like a "giant toy".

The local architects designed Sissi's Wonderland library to encourage children to explore and play in a space that isn't overly embellished.

With this in mind, Muxin Studio avoided sharp corners, hard materials and straight lines to ensure the children's safety, and added light-toned materials and touches of greenery.

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