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Tanum Karl Johan Bookstore Renovation by JVA

Tanum Karl Johan Bookstore Renovation 1

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Tanum Karl Johan Bookstore Renovation 1

Norwegian architectural studio JVA has renovated the Oslo’s oldest bookstore Tanum Karl Johan located on the city’s main street. The project involved the full renovation which means completely tearing down the old interior and designing a new one. Following is a description from the architects, “From having several floor levels, the store reappeared with all functions on one floor with a stronger visual relationship to the street and more rough materials to emphasize the physical appearance of the book.

Tanum Karl Johan Bookstore Renovation 2

The traditional green color of Tanum is continued into two shades; a dark green as a calm backdrop and the light green as a signal color. Elements from the Flag Ship Store at Karl Johan will give basis for other stores in the Tanum chain. The furniture is mobile and flexible, shaped to signalize actuality and be able to adapt to various actions and happenings at the store.”

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Image Courtesy: JVA