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Paper Space by JC Architecture


The designers were approached by the clients to design a multi-purpose cafe and meeting space that would be inspiring and impactful through its simplicity and function.


Designed by JC Architecture

Photos by Zach Hone (Paper Space) / How Chan (Paper Wonderland)

Given the short-term lease of the site, we initiated the conceptualization as a temporary art installation to bring a fresh perspective to the former plain library building. Paying heritage to its history, we explored the properties of paper. Made from a natural renewable resource, paper is abundant, flexible, and an ideal scheme to allow users to express, build, and adjust the environment according to their need and mood.

Rather than using common hard surfaces to compartmentalize the space into the required areas, while also stepping away from the conformity of space compiled by floor, wall, and ceiling distinctly, the suspended papers flow three-dimensionally to form continuity and flexible boundaries throughout. The rolls are hung in various heights and distances to create privacy, passage way, as well as different settings for dining, lounging, resting, or playing.