A rural library offers comfort and relaxation

In the Huateng Hog House Rural Library, the space and experience of people are highlighted. Wooden sleepers, conveying a sense of humility and history, hold the library apart from other projects with their unique personality and somewhat crude, dark appearance.

Far different from more formal libraries, the spacious interior, with its fragrant red cedar ceiling, exudes comfort and warmth, encouraging those who enter to read or study. Large windows invite the outside in, offering visitors peace and relaxation.

Architect: Leeko Studio
Location: Tongxiang, Jiaxing, China
Year of completion: 2018
Photo credits: Yong Zhang, Yikao Li