Lost In Books is a multilingual bookshop, café, safe space for women, creative learning centre, and language exchange hub in South-Western Sydney - Australia's most culturally diverse community!
Working alongside architect Dominique Hage, we design several site specific elements in the bookshop including the bookshelf wall, freestanding shelving units, low bench, front counter and the ceiling treatment to diffuse the light and create an inviting space. With members of the community hailing from diverse backgrounds including countries that have had significant unrest and even civil war, our aim was to create a non-threatening and comforting space for children using low cost materials.
The challenge with this space was to create a low cost solution as the funding for the bookshop was through several grants with the core proceeds directed to the operation of the bookshop.
Completed July 2017.
Client: Jane Stratton/Think & Do Tank