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Livraria Da Vila
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Isay Weinfeld
Design Type: Architecture, Spaces
Company / Organization / School: Isay Weinfeld Architects
The Livraria da Vila is the result of the refurbishment of a two-story house, built on a very narrow plot in São Paulo. We, in particular, strive for solutions that will allow customers to experience the product as comfortably as possible. In the case of Livraria da Vila, such comfort is translated into the composition of low-ceiling spaces, dark tones, indirect lighting and infinite shelves – in careful disarray – covering all walls to the ceiling. Whichever direction one looks at, there are books, and an unpretentious feel, reminding that of used-book stores, making customers at ease to browse the shelves for the books they want, to leaf through or even read them in the couches and easy chairs scattered around the multiple stories. The pivoting window-shelf-doors, and the voids “connecting” one floor to the next, are other project elements that, unexpected, invite customers to enter and explore the store and its various spaces.