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1. THE BRIEF

Portuguese chef Rui Paula didn’t fully appreciate the value of design until his third restaurant, Boa Nova Tea House, was awarded a second Michelin Star in 2019. The space is built into the rocks overlooking the ocean in Porto, and Paula had gradually begun to observe how the coastal landscape shaped the direction of his cooking and menu. When it came time to renovate his second restaurant, DOP (first opened in 2010 in Porto proper), Paula commissioned Atelier Sérgio Rebelo (ASR) — a local architecture and design studio that specializes in cutting-edge hospitality projects — to craft a similarly inspirational backdrop. While DOP’s original interiors had skewed minimalist and neutral, the goal for the reimagining was a...

A Restaurant in Porto Opens Up to Multiple Dining Experiences

Touring a multi-level restaurant in the heart of the city — from the terrazzo bar to the zebra-striped bathroom.

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