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Renovated Seaside Bar Gets Stunning Whale-Inspired Addition

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All photos by <a href="http://ultimasreportagens.com/">Fernando Guerra/FG + SG Photography</a> via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/architecture/fcc-arquitectura-paulo-lobo-cella-bar-pico-island-azores-portugal-10-27-2015/">Designboom</a>
All photos by Fernando Guerra/FG + SG Photography via Designboom

File this under: old restaurants and bars that find new edge by way of architecture. Thanks to Portuguese firm FCC Arcquitectera, the deteriorating stone-built Cella Bar located on the western coast of Portugal's Pico Island has been restored and transformed with a curvaceous modern extension inspired by whales and wine barrels. The construction of the bulbous addition, which features rounded windows and a scenic rooftop deck, also nods to the immediate surroundings, incorporating local materials like basalt, concrete, and cryptomeria wood. The whole juxtaposition feels surprisingly fitting.

· FCC arquitectura juxtaposes old and new with distinctive portuguese bar extension [Designboom]