M.C. Escher Woodcut Inspired Bookstore With Mirrored Ceiling and Criss-Crossed Stairwells
Just when we think the normal bookstore is dying due to the popularity of the digital products, Zhongshuge bookstores, a bookstore chain in China just becomes a new kind of landmark in any city its branch located. There are many reasons for that but I believe its unique interior must contribute a big part of it.
Designed by Shanghai-based architecture firm X+Living, feature incredible rooms coveted by book and illusion lovers alike. Each location in this chain of Chinese bookstores has unique design element makes it one-of-a-kind. We have featured two of them previously, ZhongShuGe(SuZhou) with the rainbow ceiling and ZhongSheGe(YangZhou) with mirrored glass floor. Today, we will present another set of photos of its new location Chongqing. In the location, criss-crossing staircases and a mirrored ceiling double the room for an effect that seems straight out of an M.C. Escher woodcut.
Honestly, I feel quite dizzy when looks at the photo and definitely will be overwhelmed when first step into the store. It is hard to tell how the real feeling is unless you can be there by person. But I have to say it is pretty cool!