hiroshi nakamura and NAP architects: shibuya booksellers hiroshi nakamura and NAP architects: shibuya booksellers
dec 26, 2008

hiroshi nakamura and NAP architects: shibuya booksellers

hiroshi nakamura and NAP architects: shibuya booksellersphoto hiroshi nakamura and NAP architects




hiroshi nakamura and NAP architects combined a publishing house and bookshop into a single narrow space in shibuya. the design combines the two functions by placing the bookshop up front and gradually transitioning into the publishing department. the sides are the long and narrow space have been clad in a series of bookshelves all painted white. further along a 30m long black board sits behind a long desk that is used for production purposes. the workers at the back can use the space to show the public what they are working on, immediately gauging their reaction and preferences. in an age where e-commerce has grown to such mega proportions, the designs wanted to create a physical space that provided something more than a standard store. the books themselves have even been organized chronologically allowing customers to navigate the shelves as if they were looking through time.


photo masumi kawamura

photo masumi kawamura

photo hiroshi nakamura and NAP architects

photo masumi kawamura

photo masumi kawamura

photo masumi kawamura

photo masumi kawamura

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