Livraria da Rua
|Architects||Carlos Alberto Maciel|
|Collaborators||João Pedro Facury e Luiza Salomé|
|Location||Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil|
The architectural design of Livraria da Rua seeks to form an indeterminate support, with modular furniture that allows varied configurations of the internal space. The insertion of a new metallic structure hanging in porches contiguous to the perimeter walls forms mezzanine in two distinct heights avoiding interferences in the plane of the floor. The floors are structured with thin slabs of navy plywood, in the ways of a ribbed slab with minimum thicknesses – 18mm. The scarce palette of materials and elements maintains the original spatiality and takes advantage of the preexisting elements of structures and installations, made apparent. The creation of subtle space demarcations introduces spatial specificity into the generic modular system of great flexibility. The grandstand, recessed with boxes – borrowed from Herman Hertzberger – the garden-room in the background, delimited by movable brises, beyond the mezzanines – introduce variety and diversity of ambiences in the set. In addition to a commercial space, it was conceived as a destination, a powerful platform for experimentation and events with strong integration and presence in urban space.