Location:
Montevideo, Uruguay

Year Completed:
1994

Client:
Cristina Mosca

This project, for an English-language bookseller, is a kiosk designed for shopping centers in Montevideo, Uruguay.  Since the kiosk is freestanding, we decided to design it as a sculptural object.  In order to enhance the visibility of the books, steel and glass were both used structurally so that the books seem to be floating within the space created by the sculpture.  This combination of steel and tempered glass was a theme we later developed on a larger scale when we were asked to remodel the main branch of the Bookshop in a residential neighborhood in Montevideo.