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Fugas Lusas / extrastudio

  • Architects: extrastudio
  • Location: Setubal, Portugal
  • Architects: extrastudio
  • Project Team: Joao Ferrao, Joao Costa Ribeiro, Madalena Atouguia and Sonia Oliveira
  • Client: Rogerio Silveira
  • Contractor: Sergio Cachão unipessoal lda
  • Area: 35.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007

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From the architect. The studio was commissioned to create a concept for a Portuguese delicacies shop that would also work as a café. Combining these two complementary functions required the creation of a unique space, that could be as extraordinary as the products the client was proposing to sell and as cozy as a neighborhood café.

The construction works started with the opening of a large shop window, exposing the café to the square, as a preview for a future terrace.

New shelves were carved on the thick exterior walls to display a wide range of products. The bar, clad with typical Portuguese ceramic tiles, divides the working areas from the public space. In the ceiling, laser cut plywood panels; duplicate the pattern used on the counter tiled walls.

The furniture is composed by a set of used hardwood chairs from the old assembly room of Setubal’s Fish Industry Union, together with tables with marble tops from Alentejo.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Fugas Lusas / extrastudio" 07 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>