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ATG Quirkies: A Surreal New Bookstore Has Just Opened in China

by | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 comments

In this post, Elizabeth Stamp of Architectural Digest highlights a futuristic looking new bookstore with “mirrored ceilings—while gleaming black tile floors reflect the bookcases for a serious M.C. Escher effect.”

images are courtesy of Shao Feng

Ms. Stamp goes on to note that “for a book lover, stepping into a bookstore is always exciting, but a new bookstore in China makes the experience absolutely spellbinding. Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, located in Chengdu, was designed by Shanghai-based architecture firm X+Living, which has created several locations for Zhongshuge. The two-story space appears cathedral-like, thanks to the mirrored ceilings and gleaming black tile floors which reflect the bookcases, creating a visual effect that feels akin to an M.C. Escher drawing. “The mirror ceiling in the space is the signature of Zhongshuge bookstore,” says Li Xiang, founder of X+Living. “It effectively extends the space by reflection…”

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