"The architectural concept of a bookshop which opens on to the street is underlined in a variety of delightful ways not only by the all-glass front, but also by the different levels, clever lighting, the use of plants and by reflecting parapet surfaces."
A new building to house the Peter Eaton Antiquarian Bookshop in Holland Park, London.
The building incorportes an all-glass street front, double height from the roof lights down to the basement. Superimposing the new and old building of the clients' retained existing two-storey apartment above, the shop is designed over five interconnected levels creating clearly defined routes to the various bookshop departments.
To maximise the daylight and views into the shop, the solid elements of the facade are pulled back one metre from the building line and the front elevatio glazed to its full width.
Rooflights provide natural light to the rear of the shop and basement offices, which are also naturally lit.
Richard Baver - 17 Sept 75
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Peter Eaton Bookshop in London
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