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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

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.

Cella Bar & Restaurant


Cella Bar & Restaurant

Cella Bar & Restaurant

Cella Bar & Restaurant

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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 Cella Bar & Restaurant

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