Livraria da Vila by Isay Weinfeld

Livraria ad Vila is this unique bookstore designed by Isay Weinfeild located in a refurbished house in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The hermetic volume with a pivoting bookshelf facade, contains an interesting space distributed over three levels. The inclusion of the basement allowed for an entire floor exclusive for children, in addition to a small auditorium, to hold courses and lectures. Voids connecting one floor to the next invite customers to enter and explore the store. Photos Read more [...]
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A Bookstore in a Dominican Church by Merkx + Girod

Dutch architects Merkx + Girod designed this incredible bookstore inside a former Dominican Church in Maastricht, Netherlands. Merkx + Girod created this contemporary bookshop in a former Dominican Church, preserving the unique landmark setting. The church has been restored to its former glory and the utilities equipment has been housed in the extended cellar. In order to preserve the character of the church while achieving the desired commercial square footage, the architects erected a Read more [...]
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Kid’s Republic Bookstore by SKSK Architects

Kid’s Republic is a colorful kids bookstore in Beijing, designed by SKSK Architects to create and cultivate the curiosity of children. Kid’s Republic has an activity room on the first floor and a children’s bookstore on the second floor. The activity room is a rainbow-like space created with 12 colorful ribbons of different perimeters. Activities like story-telling and animation shows are periodically held here. Carpets are lain in the room for children to freely sit and lie down on the floor. The Read more [...]
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Cafe & Book by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Cafe & Book, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2005, is another project at Risonare Resort. This well-curated bookstore and a cafe are open to those staying at the resort, as well as visitors. The forest motif from other spaces within the complex continues to inspire this space. Read more [...]
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