jiaojiehe

The Liyuan Library in the small village of Jiaojiehe, China was designed by Li Xiaodong and has already won several architectural prizes. 

Located on the outskirts of Beijing, the single-storey Liyuan Library houses its collection of books within a chunky timber frame. Stepped platforms integrate low level shelves and provide seating areas for readers. The sticks cover a glazed shell that encases the library.