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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

LLIBRERIA DEL BORN in BARCELONA, SPAIN by JORGE PÉREZ VALE

 
February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JORGE PÉREZ VALE

The bookstore is based in the new Born CC in Barcelona, a Cultural Center located in a magnificent cast-iron structure market from the 19th century.

The Cultural Centre is built around archaeological remains from 18th century discovered during the refurbishment of the building, it opened its doors in September of 2013.

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  • Architects: JORGE PÉREZ VALE
  • Project: LLIBRERIA DEL BORN
  • Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
  • Photography: ADRIÀ GOULA, LAURA SERRA ESTORCH
  • Area: 121 SQM
  • Year: 2013
  • Participant: ROSETA Y OIHANA (GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO)

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The building functioned as a market during 19th and 20th centuries, and its commercial activity gave a special personality to the whole neighbourhood.

The bookshop has been designed to remain reminiscent of the former use of the building, trying to preserve sensations and personality from the old market,paying homage to the market trader days gone by.

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Furniture was manufactured by a packaging company, and standard solutions from packaging boxes were used to create the furniture details. Most of the furniture is mobile and its position can be changed depending on requirements.

Graphic design studio Roseta y Oihana was responsible for the graphic elements and signposting of the bookstore project. They used clean lines typography, basic materials and light to emphasize the interior design concept.

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