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Barraco / Q&A

Designed by architecture office Quarta & Armando (Q&A), Brazilian bar Barraco uses reclaimed materials, doors and windows from demolished buildings in Shanghai and as-found objects to stage the informal, messy and colorful atmosphere of tropical cities.

© Dirk Weiblen

Architects: Q&A - Quarta & Armando Architecture Design Research

Location: 559 Fuxing Zhong Lu, Shanghai, China

Lead Architects: Gianmaria Quarta, Michele Armando, Tao Gu

Area: 85.0 m2

Project Year: 2017

Photographs: Dirk Weiblen

Text description provided by the architects. Designed by architecture office Quarta & Armando (Q&A), Brazilian bar Barraco uses reclaimed materials, doors and windows from demolished buildings in Shanghai and as-found objects to stage the informal, messy and colorful atmosphere of tropical cities.
© Dirk Weiblen

The neutral tones of bare concrete, wood and white gravel on the floor and walls serve as a background for the controlled chaos of plants, lights and hanging swings on the ceiling, which projects itself from inside to outside and towards the street.

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Q&A brought informality within the construction process itself by designing an irregularly sloped structural grid and deciding on site how to arrange and install each single hanging panel, door and window one by one, after carefully selecting them from demolished buildings around Shanghai.

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Source: Archdaily
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