studio MK27 revitalizes são paulo's historic bar riviera
 
studio MK27 revitalizes são paulo's historic bar riviera
apr 16, 2015

studio MK27 revitalizes são paulo's historic bar riviera

studio MK27 revitalizes são paulo’s historic bar riviera
photography by romulo fialdini

 

 

 

between the 1960s and 70s, bar riviera was a frequent haunt to the intellects, artists and film crowds of são paulo, unfortunately the institution had to close its doors but this has led to its revival by brazilian practice, studio MK27. the design of the contemporary bar has resulted in a subtle homage to its interesting past, the sinuous counter surrounded with bertoia bar stools, curves around the center space and is a reference to the preexisting bar- also red. the organic nature of the interiors is highlighted by the sculptural staircase, taking visitors up to the restaurant and kitchen where in the evenings, turns into a stage for live music. to soften and encourage an intimate atmosphere, a dark wood has been used to line the walls and like an outer shell, it offers acoustic properties whilst complementing the granilite flooring. the rejuvenation of the cult establishment has brought an up-to-date vision and at the same time, channels the same, eclectic atmosphere to the present-day brazilian crowd.

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the bar curves around the large space achieving an intimate and sociable setting
image © romulo fialdini

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image © romulo fialdini

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a red bar counter was also used previously
image © romulo fialdini

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the original staircase, still intact, leads to the restaurant and kitchen
image © romulo fialdini

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a warm timber wall weaves through the upper level
image © romulo fialdini

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image © romulo fialdini

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inside the kitchen
image © romulo fialdini

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the upper floor, with the restaurant turns into a space for live music
image © romulo fialdini

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the historic bar is located on the corner of a lively district in the bustling brazilian city
image © romulo fialdini

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