Nowadays, the city of Shiraz is hosting a very interesting inner-city migration pattern, converting an old house to a bookstore, gallery or Boutique hotel.
In addition to the interaction between the structure and the new function, there is an added layer to the building.
The architecture of Bookland was based on its function, so the multi-purpose bookstore has a meaningful connection with harmony and building appearance. The entrance’s yard has a great display to have harmony with the Place.
Corners, joints, mechanical-electrical elements, additional elements, etc. have been omitted or decreased in order to make a simple board for items presentation. For example In the book section forms and geometry have been chosen in a way to make the least interference in visual order, like there is less line.
From the moment you enter the building, the viewers come across numerous views; from the staircase to the main entrance with a low ceiling, and to the public spaces of the project which progressively get in view, they experience manifold contractions and expansions of spaces.
However, the final result is still behind our office ideals but in compare with the projects supposed to built before, we got to realize even non-ideal works can be satisfying.