‘alexis’ by total studio, bratislava, slovakia
all images courtesy total studio
stepped platforms which double as seating and parallels two continuous bookshelf walls. the auditorium arrangement is suitable for projections, readings, small scale concerts, and workshops with the intention of creating a distinction between firmly established booksellers.
customers begin in the entry at ground level and gradually rise through the volume towards the elevated cafe and gallery. individuals choose
from the selection and then sit, read and relax next to the shelves. displayed upon mobile stands, new titles and best sellers are integrated into the floor plan. permanent program elements such as the storage, deposit, office and restroom are placed below the stepped floor, accessible from a staircase within the elevated cafe.
view from entrance
linear skylight illuminates reading area
stepped seating and continuous bookshelves creates convenient atmosphere for reading
walls are a continuous bookshelf
reading area and circulation is integrated
view towards entry
upper level cafe
additional books in cafe
stairs to storage area
four legged friend going to the storage area
construction of platforms
floor plan / level 0
floor plan / level 1
authors: martin jančok (plural), totalstudio
graphic design: marcel benčík
client: ladon, s.r.o.
structural engineering: geostat
total floor area: 170m²