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Gad Line+ Studio create "floating cloud" reading room in the mountains
POSTED 13 Jan 2020 . BY Stu Robarts
Jiunvfeng Study is situated on Mount Tai in Daiyue District, Tai’an City, China Credit: zystudio
We built 'a floating cloud hovering in the mountains' to respond to the magnificent sea of clouds around Mount Tai.
– Menɡ Fanhao
Gad Line+ Studio have created a reading space in China that resembles a cloud floating in its rocky mountain surroundings.

Jiunvfeng Study is situated on Mount Tai in Daiyue District, Tai’an City, and has a footprint of 287sq m (3,100sq ft).

The building is constructed on a stone plinth, curving with the shape of the mountain to create two bulbous ends joined by a more sinuous midriff.

Flowing floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the length of the building on one side overlooking the adjacent valley and balconies at either end also take advantage of the views, while a stone wall runs along the other side.

A puffed-up, arced white roof give the structure its cloud-like appearance and allows some additional natural light in through its thin membrane during the day.

Inside, the all-white theme is continued, while bookshelves and tiered seating are integrated into the structure, following its curves.

Menɡ Fanhao, chief architect and project principal, said: "On the rocky mountain, the contrasting white is left on its own, which was the original idea of the design. We built 'a floating cloud hovering in the mountains' to respond to the magnificent sea of clouds around Mount Tai."
The building is constructed on a stone plinth and has a stone wall running along one of its sides Credit: zystudio
The interior continues the cloud-white theme of the building Credit: Jin Xiaowen
The thin roof membrane allows additional natural light into the space during the day Credit: zystudio
The building curves with the shape of the mountain to create two bulbous ends joined by a thinner midriff Credit: Jin Xiaowen
While bookshelves and tiered seating are integrated into the structure, following its curves Credit: Jin Xiaowen
A puffed-up, arced white roof give the structure its cloud-like appearance Credit: zystudio
The building overlooks an adjacent valley Credit: Jin Xiaowen
Balconies at either end of the building take advantage of the views Credit: Jin Xiaowen
has a footprint of 287sq m (3,100sq ft). Credit: zystudio
The building has a footprint of 287sq m (3,100sq ft) Credit: zystudio
 


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Gad Line+ Studio create "floating cloud" reading room in the mountains
BY Stu Robarts

Jiunvfeng Study is situated on Mount Tai in Daiyue District, Tai’an City, China

Jiunvfeng Study is situated on Mount Tai in Daiyue District, Tai’an City, China
photo: zystudio

Gad Line+ Studio have created a reading space in China that resembles a cloud floating in its rocky mountain surroundings.

Jiunvfeng Study is situated on Mount Tai in Daiyue District, Tai’an City, and has a footprint of 287sq m (3,100sq ft).

The building is constructed on a stone plinth, curving with the shape of the mountain to create two bulbous ends joined by a more sinuous midriff.

Flowing floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the length of the building on one side overlooking the adjacent valley and balconies at either end also take advantage of the views, while a stone wall runs along the other side.

A puffed-up, arced white roof give the structure its cloud-like appearance and allows some additional natural light in through its thin membrane during the day.

Inside, the all-white theme is continued, while bookshelves and tiered seating are integrated into the structure, following its curves.

Menɡ Fanhao, chief architect and project principal, said: "On the rocky mountain, the contrasting white is left on its own, which was the original idea of the design. We built 'a floating cloud hovering in the mountains' to respond to the magnificent sea of clouds around Mount Tai."



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