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Cultura Bookstore // Studio MK27

São Paulo, Brazil

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The entrance is a 7.7m with glass and aluminum frames that are entirely recessed, leaving the passage open. On this floor, with more intimate dimensions, we find the audiovisual products, such as Blu-Rays and a café in the garden. A set of escalators bring to the great span of the bookstore, reaching over an intermediate floor.

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© FG+SG | Fotografia de Arquitectura

© Dianna Snape Photography

© Dianna Snape Photography

Then we arrive at the top floor where there is a large room, with tables and club-chairs, as well as 21m wide bleachers opening over the span. Inviting to leaf through the pages of a book or even to hold small concerts and lectures, this structure leads the visitors to the open mezzanine.

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© Studio MK27

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© Studio MK27

The books encircle the space, supported by eleven large tables arranged orthogonally in the large room and on white stands on the peripheral areas. These shelves have built-in LEDs and delimit the space, as a cube internally clad with books. A multi-use room, especially for conferences that earned the name philosophical café, a room reserved for a garden and books for children, completing the program.

© Studio MK27

© Studio MK27

© Studio MK27

© Studio MK27

The floor and the lining as well as the display tables are also of wood. The other planes use white laminates and distinguish the side walls from the rest.
The configuration of the bookstore floor plan, especially with the open circulation, sought fluidity and spatial continuity. The architectural journey begins in a cozy space then arrives at a monumental area, living, where most of the products and visitors can interact with one another, where one can take a book and read a chapter even before purchasing it, where one can simply rest and watch the movement.

© Studio MK27

© Studio MK27

© FG+SG | Fotografia de Arquitectura

© FG+SG | Fotografia de Arquitectura

We thought like this, with inviting and pleasant spaces that end up promoting a type of socialization among people, these are the bookstores of the XXI century..

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