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Guiyang, China – While designing another Zhongshuge bookstore, Li Xiang of X+ Living was inspired by karst cave landforms.
Amsterdam – Shanghai-based designer Li Xiang remembers a time when offline retailers would skimp on design budgets. How did that change so much in barely five years?
Xi’an, China – In Xi’an, the YJY Maike Centre flagship helps mark a new era for bookstores and the city.
Shanghai – Influenced by contradictions in the life of Shanghai, Italian creative Alberto Caiola incorporates ideas of past and future into hybrid designs.
Amsterdam – Philippe Starck doesn’t just design spaces: he seems to redesign whole industries, introducing new typologies to the retail and hospitality business.
Hangzhou, China – The new Harbook bookstore by Alberto Caiola in Hangzhou respects the traditionalism of bookstores while proposing a contemporary iteration.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – In the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates, Pallavi Dean interiors find a way to make Al Rawi more than just a bookstore.
Xi'an – The city that erected an army of terracotta might know a thing or two about grand visual statements. Case in point: the White Comedy Zhongshu Bookstore.
Amsterdam – M+R brings a digitally integrated design to subscription management client ILGE’s multifunctional retail and co-working space.
CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.
CHENGDU, CHINA – Li Xiang unites fantasy and functionality to create an immersive space for physical and intellectual exploration.
SHANGHAI – Books are making a comeback. Yes, contrary to popular belief, print is far from passé.
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