A range of art books are the specialty at bookshop NADiFF a/p/a/r/t in Shibuya, Tokyo. We attempted to create a flow of people strolling through the space while browsing through books as they pleased. This project was the first time for us to use our method of pouring colored-epoxy onto the floor to be solidified flatly. During the process of resin flooring, a stray cat popped into the site and her paw prints are kept vividly on the floor, providing an accidental charm.

Title: NADiff a/p/a/r/t
Architect: Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
Project team: Keisuke Hatakenaka
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
Usage: Bookshop + gallery
Collaboration: Shuhei Nakamura (epoxy resin paint)/Izumi Okayasu (lighting)/Standard Trade (furniture) /Standard Trade (furniture)/ Kakihachi (furniture) /Superrobot (furniture)
Total floor area: 115.1m2
Completion: July 2008
Photo: Takumi Ota

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