Designing a bookstore was a challenge that I accepted with a great pleasure. Such a rare interior typology, especially in a strange year like this, does not come very often. So I gladly accepted it.
Above all, not only did it happen to be a very special interior typology, but also the structure of the room itself was very unusual. Its planimetry has an atypical shape, it does not even have two perpendicular walls. Although it has a mega south-west oriented window that makes it practically soaked in light.
The presence of two constructive columns, both in the middle of the space, was a disadvantage that we tried to turn into the leitmotif of the interior. Their circular shape also inspired the arches above and below the bookshelves.
The color palette we chose to use is a combination of three pastel shades of yellow, blue and pink.
The library utilization plan is designed to include several seating corners for adults and children. So, it is a different bookstore concept from the typical bookstores in our city, where you can not only walk between the shelves and browse, but also sit and read calmly if you like or even draw.
Beyond the huge window is a spacious, green and lighted veranda, where you can also sit and have a look at a book while drinking a cup of tea or coffee.