Photography: Alexander Bogorodskiy
03 / 05 / 2021
It was towards the end of 2020 that Hugo Brito and Miguel Seabra decided to inaugurate Térmita.
After establishing Café Candelabro as one of the liveliest spots in the city – where references to music and the seventh art are interspersed with suggestive cocktails and portions for sharing – it was towards the end of 2020 that Hugo Brito and Miguel Seabra decided to inaugurate Térmita, an “extension” of the first space designed to house “even more books” and their love of art. Located in an old timber factory, right next to the original project, inside we find wall-mounted shelves crammed with history, music, cinema, theatre or travel, new or second-hand records that coexist harmoniously in this space designed by Sofia Pera Fernandes, from STILL Urban Design.
Through “enormous sensitivity” and a deep respect for the building’s industrial past, the architecture studio sought to preserve the “classicism” of the entrance room, characterised by panelling and the original wooden floor, adding a small kitchen, a wine cellar, a bathroom and the Armazém dos Fundos, a cultural spot where “books mix with wine, coffee, art and memories”, says the architect.
For more information, visit Café Candelabro website.