Tarouca Gastro bar designed by Bruno Dias Arquitectura office in the heart of the village of Ansião

An old games room, that was part of a restaurant, Tarouca Gastro Bar was renovated in 2022 by “Bruno Dias Arquitectura” office. Project’s aim was to change place’s caracter and transform it to a relaxing space for having a meal and socialising, that’s why the architects equipped the space with both sofas and tables. The interior is defined by the use of wood and the detailed custom design of every element by the studio itself.

Set within the heart of the village of Ansião, the focus of this project was the renovation an old games room, that was part of a restaurant, Tarouca Gastro Bar.

In its essence, the project aimed at giving the space a new dynamic that would give it a welcoming ambience, not only for people going for a meal, but also for relaxing and socialising.

With this in mind, it was possible to include a space with tables, as well as a central area with sofas and a fire stove.

One of the initial challenges was creating a more secluded area between the dining room and the area designated to reach the technical part of the establishment.

Therefore, the choice was to incorporate wooden panels that work as a physical barrier between these two spaces, which allow for more privacy in the dining area.

The key element is the use of wood, which yields an intimate and cosy feel to the room. Besides the wall and floor coverings, all the elements which conclude this project – interior furniture, wine rack and panels – are designed by our studio and made of pine wood, contrasting with the false ceiling in plywood, plus the suspended lighting elements

Credits & Details
Project: Tarouca Gastro Bar
Date: 2022
Location: Avenida Dr. Vítor Faveiro, Ansião
Rehabilitated Area: 39,22 m²
Design: Bruno Dias Arquitectura
Project Team:
Bruno Lucas Dias
Tânia Matias
Cristiana Henriques
Photography: Hugo Santos Silv