The tide of “Reentering to Little Town” ——a story about a project taking place in a corner of Qi-annan Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou Province——has brought opportunities of venture to the young people. Several entrepreneurs who were congenial to each other have found a Movable-type Printing plant which was built in the 1950s in Dushan County. After the communication and negotiation with local governors, they decided to keep these plant buildings in the original street blocks. Meanwhile, they invited FON STUDIO, by the introduction of design, to activate the surviving “old buildings” from the process of high-speed housing removal movement, and to remodel those buildings into a diverse forms of space——including dining space, reading space, public ac-tivity space, all of which helps provide high-quality service for the local people and those who come from afar. There are 6 buildings around the original plant area, which are planned to be recon-structed by different stages. Depot A and Depot B to be reconstructed in the first phase are lo-cated in the core areas, which serve as spaces for reception, dining, reading as well as painting.
As the first visual focus caught people’s eyes in the process of entering into Building, the main door which present an elongated rectangular structural opening would lead visitors into the interior space. At first, on the premise of keeping its original brick-wood structure texture the main space was intended to be designed in an orderly interweaving way considering both space and function. As for the integration and separation among different space forms, the designer attempted to create an open sense of ventilation and light penetration so that visitors could enjoy the refined light-ing condition indoors and see the tranquil scenery outdoors. The story between these old buildings and the people begins as they sojourn here.