Completed in 2018 by Portuguese Architecture firm Just an Architect, the Aneto & Table Restaurant takes wine as the connecting element for the proposed intervention. The approach compares two fundamental aspects, the pre-existent characteristics of the space and the Aneto brand’s image.
Aneto & Table Restaurant Technical Information
- Architects: Just an Architect, João Abreu (Main Architect)
- Location: Peso da Régua, Portugal
- Topics: Wood, Restaurant, Wineries
- Area: 135 m2
- Project Year: 2016 – 2018
- Photographs: © Ivo Tavares Studio
The desire to bring the exterior and the farm environment to the interior was sought not only through the use of furniture with a conceptual connection to that environment but also through the decoration of the spaces with markedly rustic materials and pieces.
– Just an Architect
Aneto & Table Restaurant Photographs
Text by the Architects
Located in REFER’s former railway warehouse, in Peso da Régua, which once opened its doors to the Alto Douro Wine Region, the Aneto restaurant takes Wine as a connecting element for the proposed intervention.
The proposed approach was intended to make compatibility between two fundamental aspects, the image of pre-existence, being a part of a set with powerful characteristics, and the Aneto brand’s image. The concept was made from passing the environment from their farm to the intervention space to assume itself as a logical extension of the product’s path.
The proposal distributes the program over two floors. The definition of external access to space was already part of pre-existence, so the intervention started by trying to direct this access to better use and distribute the program in space through an antechamber.
The ground floor comprises the social area and the work area, with the upper floor, in a mezzanine, for clients. The lower floor is divided into zones of a different character, be it for the exhibition of different wines, for tasting, or even for a longer stay; it also has sanitary facilities and a staff area comprising a kitchen and support pantry.
The desire to bring the exterior and the farm environment to the interior was sought not only through the use of furniture with a conceptual connection to that environment but also through the decoration of the spaces with markedly rustic materials and pieces, whether in lighting or purely decorative elements.