The house is located in an ancient mountain forest in Wuyi County, Jinhua, Zhejiang Province. The village maintains complete features from old inhabitants in this area, with buildings scatters in different altitudes by the mountain line and dense trees with history of over one hundred years at the entrance. The book house sits not far from the square at the entrance, beside which is well-preserved courtyard houses made in rammed earth. The old cowshed used to locate at the yard, but was removed after it collapsed.
The book house aims to create a serene reading space that clams people down, thus attracting more young people and children to return to the mountains. It also provides a colorful and quiet place so that children and the elderly can feel freedom and happiness in this house.
Shulin Architectural Design
Founded by Chen Lin in Hangzhou in 2015, the firm is a small design agency with about ten people focusing on architecture and interiors. It uses rural research, Chinese gardens, traditional culture, and art aesthetics as its source of ideas, and independently does practical projects. Research related to architecture.
The renovation and renewal projects are the type of projects that the firm is currently exposed to most, and most of them are in the countryside. Therefore, the village is a starting point for the firm and will also be the firm's long-term base. Of course, urban renewal creative projects and interior space creation are also the research direction of the firm. The firm insists on starting from small projects, paying attention to rural tectonics, typology, respecting the authenticity of construction and the locality of materials, studying nature and architecture, the relationship between people and the environment, the new and the old, and constantly Explore new fields of architecture in practice.