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Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Portugal Architecture News - Jan 2, 2020 - 19:15   2837 views

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Portuguese architecture firm Porto Architects has designed an interior space washed by all-white surfaces for a wine concept store in Portugal

Named Portugal Vineyards Concept Store, the rounded store showcases a series of wines placed on white shelves with white furnitures. The store focuses on only the bottles of wines to attract visitors' attraction.

The architects were commissioned to design a wine concept store which is the first physical store for the online wine specialist company. 

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Located adjacent to the company’s headquarters, facing the street and occupying a 90-square-metre area, the store consists of an open-plan devoid of partitions. The space inside is blindingly white, minimal and circular.

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

"The displays are carved out of the walls in reference to the vineyard terraces in a circular shape that fills the customer´s field of view sensitively with indirect lighting and the sharp contrast between the product and the space," said Porto Architects. 

"This luminance creates the perfect background for the experience of observing the diversity the wine represents and a chance to take design back to its core in a chance to start something new." 

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

In this project the architects planned to celebrate the wine bottle, its shape and the brightness of its colored glass without lies – an interior using a simple form and the purest and neutral color.

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

The visitor's experience begins with the perception of the curved walls and circular path that surrounds one soon after entering the interior. 

"The approach was to focus on creating a space that could emerge from the access points and develop a feel of inner space defined by the three wine terraces that exhibit one of most extended collection of Portuguese wine," added the firm. 

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

The wine terraces counters provide the studio's client the flexibility to organize the theme display and adjust these groups to suit market trends and seasons; to the visitor allows a 360º view of the store and a quick perception of the wine range. 

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Without affecting these premises, an online counter space has been added, allowing a virtual tour of the warehouse, where the most and least known Portuguese wines are found, and a wine-tasting zone where the traditional wood barrels are integrated in the concept has bar tables to complete the experience of the visit to this store.

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Porto Architects designs all-white interior for wine concept store in Portugal

Plan of the store

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