roman plyus applies terracotta plaster and reclaimed tiles to restaurant in budapest
 

roman plyus applies terracotta plaster and reclaimed tiles to restaurant in budapest

situated in a historical part of budapest, ‘buha|i|rest’ is the latest dining hotspot to open its doors in the hungarian capital. designed by interior architect roman plyus, the space, which sits inside a former textile factory dating back to the 20th century, has been reimagined into a stylish concept bar and luxury restaurant.

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

all images courtesy of roman plyus

 

 

the 1148 ft2 (350 m2) space has been divided by plyus into a bar on one side and a more intimate lounge space on the other. terracotta was selected as the main color in an effort to maintain a balance between the old red-brick factory exterior and the contemporary interior. the application of this warm hue helps the space softly transition from one era to another. 

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

the terracotta interior connects to the red-brick exterior

 

 

most of the existing concrete arches and ceiling have been retained and exposed within the new interior design. throughout the restaurant, the material palette is composed of hand-glazed tiles, decorative terracotta plaster and marble walls and bar. clay-colored leather cushions have been used to dress the bench seats, while reclaimed tiles adorn the floor, seamlessly blending new with old, past with present.  

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

the modular sculpture in the sofa area is handmade by local craftsmen, inspired by alexander calder

 

 

the design also embraces ideas of sustainability with menus and coasters made of upcycled paper and plastic. the surprise in the space is the huge sculpture of KAWS ‘small lie’, which is a great find for instagrammers. the modular sculpture in the sofa area is handmade by local craftsmen, inspired by alexander calder. plyus comments, ‘the client wanted an ultra modern space juxtaposed with vintage pierre jeanneret chairs, which he left from the last project, with dramatic feelings, instagram views and a friendly atmosphere.’

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

the surprise in this space is the huge KAWS sculpture, ‘small lie’, – a great find for instagrammers

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

the main view of the restaurant is completed with wich hans j. wegner circle chair

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

dried flowers bring a natural atmosphere into the interior

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

this is a cozy corner for two people, with a poster made by angelica chernenko

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

most of the concrete arches and ceiling have been left in their found state

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

the floor tiles are reclaimed and the materials are sustainably sourced

roman plyus transforms former factory into intimate restaurant in budapest designboom

floor plan of buha|i|rest

 

 

project info:

 

project name: buha|i|rest

location: budapest, hungary

architect: roman plyus

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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