LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Spectacular Storefront for Van Alen Books in NYC

by , 04/29/11

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While it may seem that books are being quickly replaced by their E-tablet counterparts, there are still a handful of people out there keeping the art of print alive. Van Alen Books, specializing in both architecture and design, opened earlier this week, proclaiming the revival of the architectural bookstore. The project designed by LOT-EK was commissioned by the Van Alen Institute and uses recycled doors throughout the interior, creating shelf space, benches and even a staircase! Jump ahead for a peek into this eye-electrifying design, which is bound to become New York City’s next hot spot for design buffs and the architecturally acute.


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