May 12, 2011

Bookstore and playroom design




China is rapidly becoming an international hot spot with a budding middle class yearning for western luxuries and comforts. Beijing kids are treated to this trend of indulgence with Kids Republic, a children’s bookstore that transports its pint-sized customers into a delightful fairytale world full of color and fantasy – complete with massive story telling screens and play areas. It’s heaven for little imaginations in the heart of one of the biggest cities in the world. 36-year-old Japanese architect Keiichiro Sako’s design for children’s bookstore Kid’s Republic gives full play to the innocence, fun and inquisitiveness of the young, conjuring up images of childhood that are sure to enchant anyone walking through the doors. Twelve bands of color weave their way around the activity room to create a rainbow-like d├ęcor for a space used for storytelling and anime screenings.

Source: Kid’s Republic Bookstore

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