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Nikzi Book Shop

2019

Location: Tehran, Gheytarieh district

Size: 44.3 m²

Status: Proposal

Within the existing space of the Nikzi Book Shop, we proposed a new interior space to create an unexpected spatial continuity and discontinuity. The sequential space of the shop disconnected by walls but integrated through colors, textures, doors, and windows. The center of the shop is distracted by the twin semi-circles, which dislocated in opposition. There are two corridors in the space connecting the interior of the building with its exterior, one with doors and the other with windows.

In the exterior of the book shop, the figuration of the interior space cutting through the existing façade of the building, and flaunting by contrasting to its planarity.  From the street, the strollers see a ramp with handrails welcoming them towards the building, but they do not see any door to enter the building. The entrance of the book shop is hidden to attract the curiosity of the visitors.