Bar • 11-12 MAY
11-12 May 2022
IE Tower: P.º de la Castellana, 259E (Torre Caleido) 28046 Madrid
The renovation of La Bohème bar, located in the buoyant Rua das Galerias de Paris in Porto’s downtown, embraces pine wood throughout the entire interior.
‘The goal was to transform a space with no identity into a recognizable interior,’ says Carlos Veloso from AVA Architects, the studio responsible for the project.
The extensive use of pine wood ‘gives both aesthetic and structural consistency to the space while unifying the bar’s three floors,’ says Veloso.
Nearly all of the elements in the space are made of wood, from wall coverings – including storage for wine bottles – to flooring, furniture and balconies.
‘The bar now has a stronger connection with the street,’ says Veloso, ‘which is essential given its lively location.’
Photo courtesy José Campos
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Introducing Design Thinking
Our lead facilitator pictures the two-day journey
Talk 1 - Jenny Lee
Why homes should be designed with people to make them sanctuaries for people
Miguel Oliveira (pCon)
Think, visualize, order
How software can support interior designers and architects to make the most of their creative design process by saving time to specify furnishings
Talk 2 - 13:00
How tech can make residences more responsive to changing needs and circumstances
Gudy Herder (Eclectic Trends)
Leave No Trace
A hands-on introduction to material trends: how to make spaces tactile, inhabitable and future-proof?
Lunch at IE Tower
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Talk 3 - Cara Eckholm: (Nabr)
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Talk 4 - Lekshmy Parameswaran and László Herczeg
How our homes can empower us to connect, self-organise and care for each other as we live, work and age
Cocktail and day closing at Roca Gallery
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Talk 6 - Mireia Luzárraga and Alejandro Muiño
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