X+Living creates the illusion of a myriad of staircases at Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore

Mirrored ceilings and zigzag staircases help form the perplexing interiors of this bookstore in south-west China, which has been designed by architecture studio X+Living. Tucked away from street view, the Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore by Shanghai-based X+Living occupies the third and fourth floors of Chongqing‘s Zodi Plaza retail development. As well as providing space for locals […]

Joy Season Studio makes red the “protagonist” of Chongqing’s Annakiki store

Spools of scarlet thread and huge sheets of steel make an unconventional pairing inside this store in Chongqing, China, which Joy Season Studio has created for independent fashion label Annakiki. Annakiki is headed up by designer Anna Yang and aims to produce clothing that strikes a balance between “tradition and rebellion”. When it came to […]

Slanted walls frame monochrome display areas in Chongqing’s SND boutique

Architecture studio Various Associates has fashioned monochromatic interiors with mirrored surfaces and unusual fur-covered partitions, for this womenswear store in Chongqing, China. Shenzhen-based Various Associates ensured that symmetry was the focus of the store’s design by creating a rectangular floor plan that encloses a smaller rectangular zone inside. Described by the studio as a “milestone”, the […]

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