Ler Devagar Bookshop at LX Factory

Lisbon, Portugal


How to deal with the power of the rotary printing press?

The project consisted of installing the Ler Devagar bookshop in a large warehouse where until not so long ago a printing workshop was operating. A relic of that time, a large rotary printer was left behind, like a sleeping giant, around which it was necessary to gain some space. Our proposal was simply to conceive a set of straightforward guidelines for prompt action. The result was a near invisible work of cleaning, subtraction and territorial organization.

Project Ler Devagar Bookshop at LX Factory

Location Lisbon, Portugal

Client Ler Devagar Bookshop

Program Transforming a printing workshop in bookshop and art gallery

Area 1000 m2

Project status Built

Date 2009

Architecture Kaputt!

Architecture team Sérgio Antunes, Irene Bonacchi, Ana Brütt, Sofia Reis Couto, Rita Ferreira, Horácio Guedes, Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov, Filipe Moreira, Manuel Ribeiro