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Bookshop And Coffee Bar / Plural + Totalstudio

  • 01:00 - 19 January, 2012
Bookshop And Coffee Bar / Plural + Totalstudio
Bookshop And Coffee Bar / Plural + Totalstudio, Courtesy of Plural, Totalstudio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architects

    Martin Jančok, AlešŠedivec
  • Graphicdesign

    Marcel Benčík
  • Structural Engineering

    Geostat
  • Client

    Ladon, s.r.o.
  • Carpenter

    Treeman
  • Area

    170.0 sqm

From the architect. How can a smallbookshop compete within a network of firmly established booksellers? What can it offer to customers? How can itdrawattention? Ouraimwastocreate a flexible space that would not only sell books but would also be capable of facilitatingvariouscollateraleventssuch as projections, readings, minorconcerts, workshops, etc. Two focal points of thebookshop are placed at bothends of the longitudinal space. A checkoutisnexttotheentrance and a coffee bar isontheoppositesideonan original elevatedgallery.

Courtesy of Plural, Totalstudio
Courtesy of Plural, Totalstudio

Both levels are connected with cascades which serve as an auditorium during collateral events and allow customers to sit, read, relax or communicate through regular opening hours. Books are stored in long shelves along both sides of the bookshop. By this means a clear organization and a monumental effect is achieved. New titles and bestsellers are displayed at several mobile stands. The permanent part of the program - storage, deposit, office and lavatory – are placed under the gallery and accessible via a staircase at the edge of the coffee bar and cascades.

second level floor plan
second level floor plan
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iambents · April 24, 2012

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Laurence Kogan · January 27, 2012

Cool looking bookshop and coffee bar in Slovakia.. http://t.co/0etJ12Z3

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smdlr · January 20, 2012

I like too. RT @FRSHGRND: Creative space, I like it RT @francisjmason @PAPress: Books, coffee, and creative design. http://t.co/vad6QPnI

Dan Salomon · January 20, 2012

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Aaron F · January 20, 2012

Creative space, I like it RT @francisjmason @PAPress: Books, coffee, and creative design. What&#39s not to love? http://t.co/PlSF4BeE

Julie Stevens · January 20, 2012

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Francis Mason · January 20, 2012

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alex · January 19, 2012

this is such a clever design that offers so much with limited space... i love it

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