30 April 2015
An everyday building has a new life thanks to an unusual, personalized makeover. On Pico Island, part of the Azzorre archipelago, FCC Architecture decided to leave their mark next to a tiny home, abandoned for years. Cella Bar faces directly out to the sea, and is open in the afternoon for an aperitivo, the evening for tapas, and the rest of the night for live music and cocktails. The play between the old structure (the walls, windows and ceilings have been reinforced, but the original structure kept intact) and the new shape creates an unusual architectural language. The organic, plastic structure appears to be an immense wood sculpture. Located just moments from the ocean, Cella Bar is perfect for listening to the sound of the waves crashing onto rocks, and even whale watching!