Cool Bookish Places: Tea House/Library by Archi-Union

Shanghai architects Archi-Union have constructed this ultra-modern tea house and library in the back of their studio, made from salvaged supplies from their warehouse’s collapsed roofing. While the concrete walls and floors don’t exactly scream “take a load off and read” to me, the space is undeniably beautiful (and you can’t beat that kind of natural light).

Tea House by Archi-Union

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The space is mostly concrete and glass, though the industrial feel is slightly lessened by the charming hole in the second-floor balcony made to accommodate a tree that was already in the yard:

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