Porto Cenário Bar
This project concerns the conversion of a small 50m2 restaurant into a Lounge Bar, at the riverside front in Porto, Massarelos. Plastered stucco boards were placed around the walls, hanging over a contrasting dark wooden floor. The customer’s area was separated from the services and supporting spaces such as the sanitary, the kitchen and the DJ cabin, installed in half of the former restaurant kitchen. After all, the DJ is the new coking master over here.
These “fleshy” spaces got moulded in orange juicy colours, contrasting with the white/beige painted main room. The relation with the beautiful outside landscape was improved by emphasising the presence of the 4 existing windows as absences in the walls, inviting for contemplation. The lighting as well the furniture was carefully chosen, out of vintage stores, in order to fulfil the client’s will of spending few and creating an atmosphere that could be cosy, slightly minimalistic and sophisticated at the same time.