Boa Nova Tea House

June 13, 2009

Architect: Alvaro Siza

Date: 1963

Location: Porto, Portugal

The Boa Nova Tea House is a small restaurant that sits on the Atlantic Ocean.

Boa Nova Tea House

Boa Nova Tea House

The building is one of Siza’s first pieces of work but still has some of the interesting details that are typical of Siza.  The building is set back and accessed by a series of walkways that wind you up to the small entryway.

Entry to Boa Nova Tea House

Entry to Boa Nova Tea House

Once inside the main dining space is on the lower level with just a small foyer and bathrooms on the entry floor.

Entry to Boa Nova Tea House

Entry to Boa Nova Tea House

The lower level is split between the Main Dining Room to the right and a smaller Lounge Room to the left.

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

Lounge Room

Lounge Room

One of the points where it is seem that it was designed by Siza is the detail of the clerestory window in the Main Dinning Room.

Detail of Clerestory Window

Detail of Clerestory Window

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