Livraria Cultura Sao Paulo
To Love and create beauty are conditions to happiness. A time that don’t expect, keeps visually immature; its image is disform and its artistic manifestation aren’t capable to elevate us (Gropius). I convince my self each time more, that the architects common path – attenuate the disharmony of the set, building here and there a pretty building is insufficient. Defending an architecture made by live mans to theirs contemporaneous, because each period discovers an aspect of the human being condition and the architect only can found the truth if being deeply solider with his period. The architect is the one who has the knowledge of the Urban, meaning that, the special dynamic capitation a ecologic-human set; is the formed and informed personage for the creation and elaboration an, each time more elaborated relation ship between the building and the man kind, between the city and the citizen, the citizen and the city. The man kind is the responsible for the plastic translation of the cultural and historic process of human agglomeration. The architecture of Livraria Cultura Paulista begins with a figural gesture that turns in to image the ghosts, ideas, or visions of the space, by the regulamentation artifice where intuition and knowledge are mixed together. Since the beginning, the project had the intention to integrate the new Livraria Cultura with the Conjunto Nacional. Thus, right in the store’s entrance will have a ramp that will lead to the principal entrance in the mezzanine. Under the ramp, there’s an open space that links directly with Alameda Santos, works as a mall and will have plasmas’ television showing daily information about the Livraria Cultura. Going up the ramp and entering in the store, there are two options. Going down the internal ramp (that was the principal idea of the project and thus kept originally) and have the access to the magazines, books, coffee and to the reservation department, or go up to the mezzanine, where we can find many departments. Like children books section, arts, and also, CDs and DVDs sections. At the back of the store, at this same level, there is a technical area only for the staff. From the mezzanine you can have a clear view of the role store. Even for the access ramp to the ground floor or for the first floor level. The access to the first floor level is provided by stairs or elevator. This same floor hosts more books’ sections, as well as, a special room for Jazz and Classics that exists in the others Livrarias Cultura. And, still in this floor, there will have an auditorium for 160 people and other technical area for the staff only. And in a privilege spot of the store, there will have a reserved area for autographs’ afternoons and nights, books’ release that use to happen at Livraria Cultura. This industry of images is an expression of the imaginary, that develop it self, exploring, extending with out closing new territories beyond the frontiers established by pre-statements. The Livraria Cultura “Astor

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    Perspectiva Isom�trica / Isom�tric View Fachada / Front View Terreo / First Floor Plan Mezanino / Second Floor Plan Andar Superior  / Superior Floor Plan Corte Longitudinal / Section Fachada / Front View Vista da Entrada / Entrance View Vista Interna Geral / General Interior View Livros / Shell of Books Se�coes de Livros / Books Departments Vista Interna Geral / General Interior View Se��o Jazz Classicos / Classic Jazz Section Fachada do Teatro / Theather Front View Vista Interna Geral / General Interior View Teatro / Theather IMG 7962 Detalhe / Detail Se��o Infantil / Children Section Cafeteria / Coffee Shop Perspectiva Isom�trica / Isom�tric View Fachada / Front View Terreo / First Floor Plan Mezanino / Second Floor Plan Andar Superior  / Superior Floor Plan Corte Longitudinal / Section Fachada / Front View Vista da Entrada / Entrance View Vista Interna Geral / General Interior View Livros / Shell of Books Se�coes de Livros / Books Departments Vista Interna Geral / General Interior View Se��o Jazz Classicos / Classic Jazz Section Fachada do Teatro / Theather Front View Vista Interna Geral / General Interior View Teatro / Theather IMG 7962 Detalhe / Detail Se��o Infantil / Children Section Cafeteria / Coffee Shop
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