提起书店,脑海中的形象立刻滑向两端。一端停在旧图书馆高耸的阅读厅,发霉的纸张味和连排的书架前,像一座书籍的墓地;一端去往商业中心,那些熙熙攘攘,前卫杂糅的“新艺术”圣地。它们端庄肃穆,向往昔致敬;它们光怪陆离,拥抱现在的时尚。那未来呢?如果有一处面向未来的书店,它能呈现怎样的品质?

When someone mentioned about bookstore,the images would diverge into two sides. On the one side,I saw tall reading hall in the old library,with scent of molded paper and shelves in rows,somehow like a graveyard of books. On the other side,I saw crowded commercial center,those hustling and bustling highland with great mixture of new modern art.They are serious,showing respect for the past.They are bizarre and motley,embracing the present fashion.What about the future?If there is a bookstore facing the future,what kind of quality can it present?

在江苏常熟古里,一个江南水乡,Mur Mur Lab得到一个可贵的机会。

In Guli,Changshu,Jiangsu Province,a place of Jiangnan water town,Mur Mur Lab got a precious chance.

未定| Undetermined

▲概念插画

凡种过往,皆为序曲。站在未来的坐标系,所有事物,皆未完成。

Everything that happened,is the prologue.Standing on the coordinate axis of the future,everything becomes the status of to be finished.

植物的完成,是开花、结籽、萌芽,还是所有的一切都腐化成肥料?完成的概念,了无根本。 面对未定,我们从“小”出发。不朽、壮丽、永恒,这些美之典范是我们习惯的认知。而从小出发是与之相向而行。与繁华、巨木、雄山、峻岭无涉,同渺小、隐藏、未定、短暂有关。事物微妙易逝,寻常之眼,无从捕捉,就像我们曾说“一切源于眼睛”。时间会填满一切,“未来”存在于留白之处。

What is the completion of a plant?Blooming?Fruiting?Budding?Or everything decaying into fertilizer. There seemed to be no determined definition of state of finish.When faced with the uncertainty,we decided to go from the “small”.Immortal,magnificent and permanent, these are the aesthetic paragon that we are familiar with. Starting from the small is going against these concept.It may have nothing to do with prosperity,gigantic woods and great mountains,but to relate to the concept of tininess,concealing,uncertainty and transiency.Things are subtle while momentary.It is hard to catch the flicks of daily life. As we always say,everything comes from our eyes. Time will fill everything up,and the future will be existing in the blankness.

所以,未来书店关注的是从未定、隐藏、短暂出发所捕捉出的意向,但它是那么确定、清晰、壮观,以至于必须用文字去澄清它微小的出发点。它的竣工不是完结。在未定的框架中,无数可能亟待发生。

Therefore,Future Bookstore focus on the inspiration from the undetermined,hiding,and impermanency. However,it appears to be so sure,clear and grand that we need to clarify its starting point of tininess by our words.The completion of the project doesn‘t mean it is the end. Under the frame of uncertainty,there are many possibilities await to happen.

未来书店藏在一片水镇民居之中,它的邻居就是有两百年历史的铁琴铜剑楼,清代四大私家藏书楼之一。特殊的场所一下融合了记忆中那些模糊的空间经验:城南,旧屋,秦状元巷里的小时候。这些成为设计中最重要的类比物。我们不去试图去创造一个全新的可能性,想象力总是被已有的经验所触发。

The bookstore hides in a resident area of a water town.Its neighbor is the Tieqintongjian Pagoda with history over 200 years,one of the private book collection house of Qing Dynasty. Such special context mixed up those blurry memory of spatial experience,the south of the city,old houses,childhood in Qingzhuangyuan Lane.These memories became important analogy in the design process. We didn’t attempt to create a whole brand new possibility. Imagination was triggered by the memories and experience.

▲概念生成

旧房檐之下,藏着另一座“新屋顶”。它们共享相似的形式逻辑–屋脊,内外檐口与清晰的双坡体量。又完全陌生,放弃显而易见的几何规则,新屋顶和窗外的河道共通了一种流畅的曲线,屋檐上下翻飞,有时作为邀请,有时作为屏障。

Under the old roof structure,there hides another new roof. They share similar logic of form,the ridge,the inner and outer cornice and clear volume of two slopes. Besides the comparability, it seemed to be completely unacquainted. Leaving the obvious outline of geometrical rules behind,the new roof composed a flow of curve together with the river outside. The eave is going up and down,some are like a welcoming gesture,while some are like a protection screen.

屋檐内外,模糊的融在一起,仅隔着一层纱。

There is only a layer of gauze in between the inside and outside of the roof,blurring the boundaries.

容器| Container

书店是书的容器,还是人的容器?在未来,它们不再分明。

Bookstore is the container of the book,or the container of people?In the future,it is not clearly defined.

流线把书和人绕在一起。可能没有书,获取知识的方式从实体阵地转向更多元的信息媒介。甚至没有人,空间本身便会诉说:以一种古老的、缄默的、独白式的感知方式。

The circulation is designed to connect books and people together. There may have no books,the way of obtaining knowledge change from real book into more versatile information media.There may even exist no people. The space itself will tell the story,in an old, silent, monologue way of sensing and feeling.

▲屋檐容器

场所是行为的容器,如果将它缩小,置于案头,它可能承载新的行为吗?坡屋顶,正置是庇护,倒置是承托,庇护的是人,承托的会是什么?在第三件建筑学容器产品–建筑学香插中,我们继续关于尺度的有趣讨论。以容器,设计一定会进入生活,否则就永远会是正襟危坐,如临大敌的紧张状态。就像未来书店,它是一种微小想象的介质,带给人美。

The space itself is the container of the behavior. Can it hold new possibility of behavior when we scale it down and put it on the table.The pitched roof means protection when it is put upright. However when it is placed conversely,it means holding something up. It protects people when it is a roof. what can it hold when it is in another placement.In this third piece of Architectural Container – Architecture Incense Pedestal,we continued the interesting discussion about scale. Through the container,design will flow into the daily life,otherwise,it will always be in a serious and nervous status.Just like the Future Bookstore,it is a mini transmitter of imagination,bringing the experience of aesthetic to people.

▲模型

▲平面图

项目信息——

设计公司:Mur Mur Lab

主持建筑师:李智,夏慕蓉

设计团队:李信良,高含之,毛红雨,杨玫

业主:初见未来书店

位置:中国常熟新古里知旅文化街区

面积:75㎡

建成时间:2019年4月

摄影:WDI,含之

插画:samoon

Project information——

Design company:Mur Mur Lab

Chief Architect:Li Zhi, Dia Murong

Design Team:Li Xinliang, Gao Hanzhi, Mao Hongyu, Yang Mei

Client:Chujian Future Bookstore

Place:New Guili Zhilv Culture street, Changshu, China

Area:75

Time of completion:April, 2019

Photography:WDI, Hanzhi

Illustration:samoon