Memories in books are about the city and the self
▼视频，video © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
It is said that the depth of a city’s culture is judged by how many bookstores it has. Bookstores and cities express and co-exist with each other in the witness of time and space. Walk into a city, remember a city, and fall in love with a city… People use bookstores as a warm carrier of collective memory to explore the past and future of the city.
▼书店外观，exterior view © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
Huizhou Wild Island Cultural Life Community is famous for its accumulation of Dongpo Temple, the former site of Yuedong Distillery and the former site of East Lake Hotel. Ueno Book House is located here. It awakens the industrial civilization engraved in the depths of history with the scent of books. Old memories overlap with new stories, and the past and changes of the city, which have been left behind by the passing of time, are preserved, shaped and regenerated.
▼城市环境，context © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
Four seasons under the chimney and you in the book
The story of Ueno Bookhouse and the city of Huizhou begins with a disused old chimney. Winery boiler room was intact, towering old chimney, become a witness to the culture symbol of urban change, through the 70 time, the human and the nature gives the fresh vitality, random house named “ueno”, also from the stack up, and gave birth to the shape of the natural environment, to day day up, natural growth, hope came to the house, You can feel the inner strength of enterprising, advocating nature and loving life.
▼主立面，main facade © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
The design team was inspired to connect the history and the environment with the architecture. With respect to the history, the library, from planning to reconstruction to reappearance, is always given a time property that flows in stillness.
This attribute of time displays from the moment seeing the bookstore. For the old chimney, the ancient bricks and tiles, the former courtyard wall, and the grass and trees witnessing the time, etc. the preservation and restoration is the best presentation of the uniqueness of a field domain.
▼建筑外墙，the envelope © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼屋顶，the roof © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼围墙细部，enclosure detailed view © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
Here, the weather-beaten brick walls are combined with modern design elements. Walk inside, look directly into the past, and read the heart. Here, the boiler room is transformed into a mailbox of time. Every letter and postcard, in the most simple way of communication, is the most sincere and lasting confession in the city.
▼锅炉房变身时光邮箱 © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
the boiler room is transformed into a mailbox of time
Become emotional symbiosis, breaking the borders of loneliness
The symbiotic relationship between people and bookstores is guided by spirit and connected by emotion, which is the focus of Ueno Bookhouse’s design. After the original sloping building structure has been corrected, the layout of the space has been reorganized, and the action track and emotional appeal of people in the bookstore will be reorganized and presented.
▼首层入口，entry hall © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
In the library of nearly 300 square meters, coffee and books are the main functional forms. On this basis, knowledge seeking, talks, leisure and other multiple experiences are integrated, striving to create a multi-cultural complex urban space.
▼首层空间概览，first floor general view © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
The reading leisure area on the first floor of the library is mainly made of wood structure, highlighting the natural nature of the space. Warm wood color precipitates the texture of time, creating a proper space temperament. The shape of the roof square is similar to the arranged bookshelf. The structure extends from the facade to the top, which is also the infinite extension of the thought, giving the space more imaginable expectations.
▼阅读休闲区，reading leisure area on the first floor © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼从吧台望向书架，view towards the bookshelf from the bar © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
warm wood color precipitates the texture of time © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
The preserved old brick walls dialogue with the acrylic bar counter, creating a wonderful chemical reaction between the old and the new. The emotional memory connected by the smell of books, wood and coffee becomes more and more mellow under the ooze of time.
▼老砖墙与亚克力吧台相呼应，the preserved old brick walls dialogue with the acrylic bar counter © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
The long and narrow area behind the bookcase is used to create a private reading area, where the past is restored. The old brick is entwined with tree vines, and the classical sculpture is placed in it, which looks like the time is still, primitive yet elegant. The small window just casts the sky light into the range of one person’s reading. Pick up a good book and return to yourself in this moment of concentration.
▼私密阅读区，private reading area © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
Looking out from the separate reading area, you happen to see an old boiler converted into a time box. The pages hanging vertically at will above tell the story of time. Acrylic elements continue to be used here, cut into the shape of old stone bricks, and blend with the original wall. All the scenery is interwoven together, without rules, wild and long, interpreting a unique romance.
▼独立阅读区，the separate reading area © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼望向外部的时光邮箱，view towards the time box outside © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼细部，detail © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
Time and space shift, art nourishes the spiritual world
The transformation of space brings the change of mood. The staircase presented by modern means is simple and pure. The thick cement ladder and the thin tempered glass handrail form a sharp contrast. In the spirit of exploration, proceed up the steps to the second floor area. Compared to the ground floor, it feels more modern, and it is as important to look back as it is to look forward.
▼楼梯，staircase © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼近景，a close view © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼水泥阶梯与钢化玻璃扶手 © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
the thick cement ladder and the thin tempered glass handrail
▼二层空间轴测，axon – 2nd floor © BDSD吾界空间设计
A large area of resin glass is used in the second floor multifunctional reading area, which is very challenging both in process implementation and modeling presentation. Although new materials are used, the design team uses traditional Chinese beams to create a French roof. This bold attempt is of great significance for thinking about the times. The resinous cubes, which can be used as seats and display, are jarringly arranged, and the visual rhythm extends vitality in the quiet space.
▼二层多功能品读区，the multifunctional reading area on the second floor © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
the resinous cubes can be used as seats and display © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼树脂玻璃细节，resin glass components © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
Humanism and art are like eggs. People, space, nature and artwork form a delicate relationship together. There will always be a time when they can be in common.
▼空间细节，interior detailed view © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
The multi-dimensional display in parallel time and space endows the contemporary urban independent bookstores with novel cognition and richer experience. In the living area on both sides of the long and narrow reading area perception is different, one side order, one side clever, one side rational, one side perceptual.
▼狭长阅读区，the narrow reading area © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
VIP independent area can not only meet the needs of one person to read, but also take into account the functions of friends gathering and social networking. Different from other public areas, it is more comfortable. The soft pure white sofa and the artistic paintings with random lines create a free and comfortable reading atmosphere for readers. A touch of orange is mingled with the green outside the window, and the vigorous vitality is rising.
▼VIP独立区域，VIP independent area © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
▼细节，detailed view © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
With time as a note, integrating natural rebirth
Ueno random whole building environment belongs to the state of half shade, indoor and outdoor arbitrary unicom, a door a window, or close, ever-green scenery, quietly sitting in the courtyard, terrace, watch dancing shadows slanted in mottled walls, shadow with light transform into any shape, the wind blowing the cover page of the book, friction gentle rustling, drizzle, sometimes does not affect a good mood, From day to night, every hour can not be disturbed.
▼户外庭院，outdoor terrace © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
The architecture which can breathe takes the time as its radius and goes through its youth patiently and peacefully. Natural energy breaks spatial barriers and emotional barriers. People are in the architecture, the architecture is in the city, they read each other and roll into one gradually.
view through the transparent facade © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
The independent bookstore is a wordless soul in the city. The urban life day after day swallows up too much egos, however, people go into the bookstore to seek the corner belonging to the heart in this complicated world.
▼露天座位，outdoor seating © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
“We are not all novels, nor are we all short stories. In the end, we become a collection of life works.” People, buildings and cities constitute a complete story with fragments of memory. Every daily life based on reality and with longing for it casts a beautiful immortality in the long history.
▼被树冠笼罩的树屋 © 瀚墨视觉/叶松
the book house sheltered by the canopies of trees
▼轴测图，axon © BDSD吾界空间设计
▼一层平面图，1st floor plan © BDSD吾界空间设计
▼二层平面图，2nd floor plan © BDSD吾界空间设计
Case项目名称 | 篽箖·上野書屋
Project address项目地点 | 中国 广东 惠州
Area项目面积 | 300m²
Completion time完工时间 | 2021.5.16
Design company设计公司 | BDSD吾界空间设计
Creative design 主创设计 | 林文科、孙征远
The design team设计团队 | 叶佳欣、潘美嘉、叶向真
Produced空间摄影 | 瀚墨视觉/叶松
Brand planning品牌策划 | 回响之外