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Bar La Boheme / AVA Architects

  • 01:00 - 17 February, 2012
Bar La Boheme / AVA Architects
Bar La Boheme / AVA Architects, © José Campos
© José Campos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Galeria de Paris, Porto, Portugal
  • Architects

    AVA – Atelier Veloso Architects  - Carlos Jorge Coelho Veloso, Rui Filipe Coelho Veloso
  • Client

    Alberto Nuno Oliveira da Fonseca
  • General Contractor

    ConstruPóvoas (Sr. Manuel Póvoas e Sr. Tiago Póvoas)
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Bar "La Bohème" (entre amis) is located in the “Galeria de Paris” street, amidst the downtown area of Porto. The redesign sought to implement and structuralize the space, creating its own identity. The solution was formalized through the texture and the colour of the wood, which defines the space and provides depth to the structure’s design. This structure, which was placed along the corridors and namely at the walls and ceiling, allows to subvert the whole appearance of the space, appealing to its visitors sense of discovery.

© José Campos
© José Campos

The bar spans three levels: the main floor, basement and a mezzanine. The latter establishes a visual relationship with the main floor. The bar counter is located at the main floor’s bigger span, next to the entrance door and public access. The previously adopted functional solution was maintained, although we opted to change the (only) existing counter’s location in order to give it a larger dimension, functionality and space for its customers. The involving wooden structure was maintained on the lower level (basement) as to create uniformity with the main floor, and a large wine showcase was added.

ground floor plan
ground floor plan

The building's facade is clad in granite ashlar. We assumed that the previous window frames were made of solid wood, as to the resemblance of some existing adjacent buildings. Changes made to the facade were solely at the level of framework and entrance span, combining an “Afizélia” wood (natural colour) with colourless laminated glass. The proposed functional solution seemed more appropriate for the establishment’s new areas of operation and organization.

basement plan
basement plan

The composition and design of the elements in the framework were formulated taking into account the interior design of the space, while introducing rhythm by drawing vertical uprights. This also ensured some security, preventing the installation of security systems previously installed.

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