Charles Chu Reading Room

Charles Chu Reading Room

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Connecticut College - New London, Connecticut

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The opportunity to create a special reading room for quiet study at the Shain Library at Connecticut College arose from the need to display a significant collection of Asian Art. The artworks are predominantly Chinese scrolls, and the verticality of this particular form is made a counterpoint to the essential horizontality of the space as a whole.  Specially designed bronze and wood cabinets display the scrolls individually, and provide organization for groupings of comfortable armchairs and tables.

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General Contractor: KBE Building Corporation
Photographer: © Peter Vanderwalker