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Located in Kaohsiung, MLD Reading is housed in what previously an old factory was, involved in the production of aluminum. This is a case of adaptive reuse, and the bookshop is part of the overall development that is trying to inject life into an otherwise abandoned site for the last few decades. When conceptualizing the bookshop, the traditional way of designing with a banal stylistic language was abandoned. Instead, a mountain village with “reading” as the central theme was adopted. As such, these uniquely independent small bookshops are interconnected through various activities happening along the streets or the piazzas.
Metropolitan Living Development
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Yao Huang Kuo, Joyce Kuo, Kooi Peng Han, Lawrence Wei