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.
The Boa Nova House has Been Restored Into a Seafood Restaurant
1. Seafront View Dining - There is an opportunity for restaurants to offer dining experiences with stunning seafront views.
2. Architectural Restoration - There is a potential market for renovating historic buildings and turning them into unique restaurants.
3. Original Materials and Complementing Furniture - There is a trend towards preserving and highlighting original architectural features while incorporating new furniture that complements the design.
1. Hospitality - The hospitality industry can capitalize on the demand for restaurants with scenic views and unique dining experiences.
2. Architecture and Design - Architects and designers can explore opportunities in renovating and repurposing historic buildings into attractive restaurant spaces.
3. Furniture and Interior Design - Interior design professionals can create furniture that complements the original materials and architectural features of renovated buildings.