Livraria da Vila
Brazilian architecture has produced interesting works in the business/retail area, often limited to just interior design. Recent works by Marcio Kogan, Marcelo Alvarango or Tao Arquitetura are good examples of a tradition that has its peak at Mendes da Rocha’s Forma store in São Paulo.
Leonardo Finotti photographed an interesting project by local architect Isay Weinfeld that is up to this brazilian standard, the Livraria da Vila bookstore in São Paulo. An hermetic volume with a pivoting book facade contains an interesting space filled with books distributed over 3 levels as you can see on the photos:
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti