Organic architecture characterizes the Cella Bar in Portugal
The architecture firm FCC Arquitectura in collaboration with the interior designer Paulo Lobo have completed the design of the Cella Bar in Madalena, Portugal. The building is characterized by organic architecture, Wood exterior cladding and asymmetrical window shapes. The building, which had been vacant for many years, was rebuilt and expanded.
What is organic architecture?
Different architectural trends since the beginning of the 20th century are summarized as organic architecture. The starting point was the search for contemporary forms that strive for the harmony of building and landscape. It is important to integrate the building into the landscape through the conscious use of building materials. The design of the cella bar is a perfect example of this.
Example of organic architecture – a bar design
The walls, roof and door frames of the original building have been restored to preserve the original construction and essential features. The interiors were redesigned and adapted to their new functions (e.g. restaurant) and the current legal requirements.
view from above
The annex is a contemporary creation characterized by beautiful organic shapes. The dynamic construction contrasts with the classic architecture of the original building and was inspired by its natural surroundings, such as the island’s shoreline, rocks, whales and wine barrels. The extension looks like a large sculpture that has been tailored precisely for this location.
large round window
high tables with benches
indirect ceiling lighting with warm light
round tables and armchairs with blue upholstery
artistically shaped windows
Wooden exterior cladding contrasts with the rocks
View from a distance
Cella bar with roof terrace
modern extension to the old building
round tables and wicker armchairs