Of all things one might find on a deserted seashore, a library is the least expected. Not for these chinese architects though.
Completed by Beijing-based studio Vector Architects, the Seashore Library is has a two-story library and reading room, and also a meditation space, activity room, and bar. This is how the architects describe their work:
„When walking into the space, one starts to feel the light, breezes, and sound of the ocean. In here, everyone can slow down the usual pace, and unfold the feeling of distance and loneliness different from the city life.” http://www.curbed.com/2015/5/19/9959066/concrete-architecture-design
And that being said, I feel that surpassing, a long time ago, the bare necesity of having a roof over one’s head, all these new constructions appeal more and more to senses and are done for the sake of experience. Its not about building a library where you can take some time off to read and meditate, is about being in a space that comunicates with nature, its about sounds, lights, material and how all these interract with the self.
The future is exciting!