The renovation of La Boheme bar, located in the “Galeria de Paris” street, amidst the downtown area of Porto, embraces pine wood throughout the entire interior. "The goal was to transform a space with no identity into a recognizable interior,"’ says Carlos Veloso from AVA Architects, the studio responsible for the project. The extensive use of pine wood "gives both aesthetic and structural consistency to the space while unifying the bar’s three floors," says Veloso.

Nearly all of the elements in the space are made of wood, from wall coverings – including storage for wine bottles – to flooring, furniture and balconies. "The bar now has a stronger connection with the street," says Veloso, "which is essential given its lively location."