Metzgerstüble Bar / DI Bernardo Bader

DI Bernardo Bader Architects have designed the Metzgerstüble bar and café in the Austrian town of .  The cafe is situated between one of the small town’s main roads and the water.   Made of wooden strips that vary in size to break the monotony of an entirely wood furnished structure, the cafe has a punched in window facing the water, while the front entry is more open.    When viewed from the water, it becomes more apparent that the wooden box is perched on top of a wall of large stones.  The juxtaposition of the soft wood with the stones makes for a pleasant contrast.  All furnishings, (even the lighting fixtures) are simplified to form a non-overpowering space which welcomes the residents of .

More images after the break.

As seen on Contemporist.  All photography by Adolf Bereuter.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Metzgerstüble Bar / DI Bernardo Bader" 14 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <>


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    There is a surprisingly residential feel to this project, but it seems to be in keeping with the ambiance of some of the bars/pubs/taverns I frequented during my time in Europe. Definitely a different scene from a large majority of American bars, but patrons can feel almost intrusive at times. Great materials and detailing though!

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