Yangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore by XL-MUSE

Yangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore by XL-MUSE
[Yangzhou] China
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA
Yangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore by X+Living. Image © Shao Feng
X+Living architecture studio has been in charge of the renovation of this bookstore located in the city of Yangzhou, China.
X+Living project seeks to absorb the user in the wonderful world of reading through the sinuous geometries of the architectural intervention.

Description of the projct by X+Living

Water, the cradle of everything, and the breeding ground of culture. Yangzhou was born near water.  In the past,guiding by water,  many literati and poets visited and gathered here. Also, this was a place loved by wits and beauties. In the book “A Dream of Red Mansions”, when Lin Dai-Yu is missing her hometown, the verses “Spring flower and autumn moon, green hills and clear water; twenty-four bridges, relics of the Six Dynasties” will come to her mind; this verses had raised so many people’s imagination about twenty-four bridges. In 2016, Zhongshuge was attracted by this beautiful and ethereality place, and hoped  to enrich the beauty of Yangzhou with its own charm!

Yangzhou Zhongshuge is located in Zhen Yuan wh...read more

Design Director
Li Xiang
Design Team
Liu Huan, Fan Chen, Tong Ni-Na
Design Company
Project Type
1000 m²
Yangzhou, China
Completion time


XL MUSE Architectural Design (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. // X+Living // Li Xiang is president/ Creative director. Li Xian was graduated from the Birmingham City University authenticated by Architecture association of RIBA.

Established X+Living in 2011. Cross-field to Interior Design, won several...read more