studio kg: librairie la fontaine
studio kg: librairie la fontaine studio kg: librairie la fontaine
jul 06, 2012

studio kg: librairie la fontaine

‘librairie la fontaine’ by studio kg, lausanne, switzerland image © anne laure all images courtesy of studio kg

studio kg‘s ‘librairie la fontaine’ in collaboration with NOR architects, relocated to sanaa’s rolex learning center in 2010, breaks the grid-like order of the archetypal bookstore and stimulates a free flowing circulation. taking cues from its host structure, the interior of the curvilinear space contains 5 ‘pods’ that independently present the literary works, provide a sheltered seating area within the structures, and shape the flow of movement through the shop. the architects also designed the auxiliary furniture pieces placed throughout the shop.  the round shape helps to trap indirect light, funneling it to the inner reading area as it reflects off the stark white veneer of the concave side of the pods.

geo coordinates: 46° 31′ 06” ,  6° 34′ 06”

interior image © anne laure

pods image © anne laure

interior image © anne laure

bookshelves image © anne laure

pod interior image © anne laure

pod interior image © anne laure

interior of pod

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