Restaurante Entre Portas by depA architects

Restaurante Entre Portas by depA architects
[Pinhel] Portugal
Restaurante Entre Portas by depA architects. Photograph © José Campos
The project is a rehabilitation of an old dwelling in the center of the town of Pinhel. The project has a new restaurant and bar, developed on two floors.
depA architects have designed a project with few materials in the interior: just concrete and wood, dialoguing with the rock of the hillside on which supports the building. To the outside, the project is restored with a contemporary language following the modulation of openings that is characteristic of the city.

Description of project by depA architects

An old house, in the heart of the city of Pinhel, holds place to a new bar/restaurant which aims to be a reference in the city’s historical center.

From the old and dark original house, the proposal kept and took advantage of the solid granite perimetral walls and the wooden roof structure that along with a selective demolition process created a new fluid and bright inside space.

From the exposed rock wall a new rocklike volume is built in concrete, organizing the space and the public/service circuits and areas.

Thus, on the groundfloor the space for more

Luís Sobral, Carlos Azevedo, João Crisós
Design Team
Luís Sobral, Carlos Azevedo, João Crisós
tomo, Margarida Leitão, Miguel Santos, Sara Pontes, Francisco Crisóstomo, André Oliveira
280 m²
Structures and Hydraulic Infrastructures
.- NCREP. Electrical and Telecommunications Infrastructures.- CPX


The group depA [department Architecture] was created in 2009, in Oporto. From the work developed for depA stands out the First prize for the production of the project of the future Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago Ydáñez, in Jaen, Spain, and the block of Avenal, Honor's Mention in the Prémio de Tijolo de Face à Vista Vale da Gândara. The project of block in Avenal was one of the 100 more