Surrounded by rolling mountains, Yunnan Province in China consists of some of the most remote villages in the country. How to bring knowledge closer to the locals remains a challenge physically and financially. By adopting the vernacular architectural form in the region and echoing the mountain characteristics, this tiny library, located and shared between two small villages, is cost-efficient, environmentally appropriate, and brings a sense of familiarity and home.

The proposal introduces audio and visual forms of knowledge along with the traditional paper form (printed books). It aims to bridge knowledge across villages and provides spaces for self and group learning to all ages at all times.

Yunna, China

Individual Project (2019)

Top 50 in the Volume Zero Tiny Library Competition