Architect’s Statement: Conarte is the council for culture and art in the city of Monterrey, Mexico. Conarte aims to promote and stimulate artistic expression and supports the preservation and enrichment of culture.
Our mission was to create a space that gives value to the experience of reading. A design-intelligent space was created for the bookshop and library granting value to the reading experience.
Our design proposal focuses on creating a space that wraps the reader in. The bookshelves attend more that just their basic function and were designed to simulate a dome that plays with the visual perspective. The stands incorporate a color gradient finish that attributes depth.
The illuminated half circle found in the back wall simulates the vanishing point of the structure, creating a perfect balance between color and perspective.
Location: Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Design Team: Roberto Treviño, Sebastian Padilla, Carla Baca, Andrea Benavides
Photographs: Estudio Tampiquito