The lay-out of this apartment dated back to late ’60: a long corridor and rooms on both sides. The client, a journalist, was immediately clear about books being his life. As a consequence, minimum linear meters of bookshelves necessary to contain all his collection was a design input.All the project started then from the library we placed in the heart of the apartment as main focus of all the spaces spinning around it, spaces where books keep the leading role. This library, overlooking the rooms around it, turns into kitchen pantry, built-in closet, displaying wall for paintings as necessary. Ceiling heights and floor patterns highlight these architectural choices.