Based by the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores, FFC Arquitectura were charged with the transformation and expansion of the ‘Cella Bar’. While preserving the distinct features of the existing building, the extension saw a contemporary addition being merged with the original building. This juxtaposition has introduced a sculptural language into the local context. The organic and orthogonal form uses basalt (volcanic rock of the region), concrete and the exterior presents a woven timber texture. As well as sourcing local materials, the design of the scheme references the outline of the island, the rocks, whales and wine casks.