Abandoned Portugal Building Gets New Life As The Cella Bar & Restaurant

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A small and abandoned pre-existing structure on the island of Pico in Magdalena, Portugal has been restored and transformed into the Cella Bar & Tapis Restaurant by FCC Architects and Paulo Lobo.

The Cella Bar & Restaurant

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With delicious tapas, alcohol, live music, amazing views, and a very unique building, the Cella Bar on Pico island delights visitors all year long.

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Preserving the essential features of the original construction, FCC Architects restored the walls, roof and door frames to their original stone and wood appearance.

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The addition to the original restored building is an organic shaped wood structure which contrasts with the classic building to which it is attached.

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The outline of the island, rocks, whales and wine casks were all incorporated into the new extension.

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The interiors of both the original building and the modern extension were redesigned by Paulo Lobo, and made compatible with current legal requirements of an establishment serving food and liquor.

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Architects: FCC Arquitectura
Interior Designers: Paulo Lobo
Location: Madalena, Portugal (Pico island)
Area: 322.0 sqm
Project Year: 2015
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

images courtesy of Arch Daily and Cella Bar