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Taiwanese designers Chu Chih-Kang Space Design have designed the interior for a new bookstore in Chengdu. Based on the idea of a 'Sutra Depository', the designers were inspired by the history of Xuanzhang, a famous Chinese Buddhist monk from the Tang dynasty. He believed that a Sutra Depository would be a private place to store all different kinds of knowledge like books and letters. The designer have mirrored this in the basement space by using raw materials and creating large concrete columns in the space.
Gong Xinyu, a Chinese graphic designer from Beijing, designed a version of a book that questioned the future of books in the kindle age. By focussing on four Chinese words - Ji?sh?, qíngsh?, xuèsh?, yísh? - (letter, love letter, blood note and suicide note) he tried to find the answer.

Aaron Yuan | Graphic

Posted by on 30.03.2015 in Graphic
Aaron Yuan, a young Chinese creative based in Shanghai recently displayed his latest work for the Shunji Iwai Movie Festival. A fan of the Japanese director since a young boy, this labour of love has resulted in a beautiful package and branding.
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Prolific Chinese architects Archi-Union have revealed their new project - the Songjiang Art Campus in the new suburb of Shanghai. Tasked with creating a new urban space and creative hub close to the local university, the architects had to develop a cultural hub, away from the overdeveloping in the rest of the city. Having seen a 'creative vacuum' in the city, Archi-Union focussed on pedestrians, green parks and a close relationship with the neighbourhood.
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The southern island of China, Hainan, has recently opened a new visitors centre in the town of Xinglong. Based on the design of traditional fishing villages on the island, the visitor centre is set at the entrance to the small town. The trapezoidal lot dictated the building be developed into a zigzag form with most of the building volume in the middle. This allows the architecture to open up to the street gradually when approached on foot.