Paulo Merlini Arquitectura has recently completed a bakery in Gondomar, Portugal. The designers like to think of their interventions as a positive manipulation of the human brain.

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Three different environments in the bakery do not force the occupant to adapt, but rather offer freedom for him or her to select a space that best fits their mood.

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A system of wooden stripes descends from the ceiling through the walls, offering the customer a direct dialog with the space.

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By Alice T. Hellyar

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