Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza renovated the 'Boa Nova House,' a project he first completed in 1963, into a restaurant for chef Rui Paula.
The building, which is nestled into the rocky terrain, has a spectacular seafront view. Inside, Siza divided the interior into two wings: a dining room that faces the coastline, and an informal waiting room and bar that looks towards the south. The interior maintains Siza's original architectural features, such as the comb-like ceiling and the concrete piers. New furniture was commissioned to complement Siza's original materials; for instance, leather chairs and red-toned Afizelia wood trolleys.
Upon entering the restaurant, visitors find themselves in a double-height atrium. At the building's rear, the kitchen, staff room and various storage areas are located, partially sunk in the ground.
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