Positioned alongside the Tejo river, the restaurant was designed to “merge the duality of the ocean and the land,” the interiors studio informed Dezeen.
Named Anfibio – Latin for amphibious, which means suited to each land and water – the restaurant serves each native seafood and “countryside produce”.
It’s situated in a glass-walled, pavilion-like construction designed by native structure studio João Luís Carrilho da Graça alongside the Tejo river and its interiors had been knowledgeable by its riverfront location drawing on the “dazzling reflections of the solar on the water”.
Throughout the 500-square-metre restaurant, which is used as a nightclub within the evenings, wooden floors was stained with a “watery inexperienced” color and a mirror-like material was used on the ceiling to replicate and refract mild.
“The constructing’s structure goals to mix in and go unnoticed, striving to merge with the river and replicate the town of Lisbon,” stated Bacana Studio founder Ingrid Aparicio.
In keeping with the Bacana Studio, the open plan format and five-metre-high ceilings posed a lighting and acoustic problem.
In consequence, the studio targeted on “creating visible and purposeful curiosity from the bottom up” with ornamental parts, lighting and architectural options rising up from the ground.
“It is the lighting itself that shapes and defines the areas,” Aparicio defined. “We devised an idea the place lighting emanates from the furnishings, creating intimate areas and avoiding the feeling of being in an unlimited and chilly area.”
Small brass-shaded desk lamps and arched brass and glass lamps, which had been crafted to resemble the antennas of aquatic creatures, present ambient lighting for every desk and unify the area.
Guests are greeted by a curvilinear “snake couch” that divides the restaurant into two areas – an intimate zone with smaller tables on one facet, and a extra communal space with a big 10-seater desk on the opposite.
“The design is supposed to encourage you to let unfastened, which is why the natural shapes within the sofas, tables, and chairs, create an attention-grabbing movement to the area,” defined Aparicio.
On both finish of the intimate zone is a protracted, 20-seater group desk. The studio designed these with an purpose to pay homage to the spirit of Lisbon’s conventional fish markets, serving as “a symbolic nod to the shared eating experiences fostered in such energetic and communal settings”.
The wait-staff station and the wooden, wicker and brass bar separate the kitchen from the eating space.
Two lengthy, striped benches, positioned with their backs dealing with one another, lead out to the terrace, “segmenting the expansive format of the restaurant into extra intimate sections”.
The terrace, overlooking the port and the town of Lisbon, goals to “evoke the essence of an genuine seashore membership”.
Different restaurant interiors not too long ago featured on Dezeen embody a Mexico City restaurant arranged around an upside-down pyramid bar and a converted Norwegian restaurant covered in restored paintings.
The images is by Filipe Neto.