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Books and Cubes is a learning space designed for a non-profit organisation to inspire the children of rural Cambodia. Nestled quietly on a primary school campus, students can use this library in all weathers and even during electrical shortages. Despite being in a pure cube form, the library embraces the entire site and complements other school activities. Villagers had a part to play in fabricating the finishes for the library, thereby developing a sense of ownership amongst the overall community.
This also celebrates the local handicraft culture. The biggest gift lies in the integration of the library into the campus – the cubes sit on a raised slab that doubles as a performance space. This activity space extends the learning space beyond the conventional classroom.