Doboz, otherwise known as Box in English has been completed through the collaboration of Vera Vida, Peter Szendro, David Loszmann and Kristof Pataricza. It is considered the new bar design located in the 7th district of Budapest. The new party place as well as cultural center is oozing with modernity and stylish beauty. Although the design is not highly unusual for a bar and party place, it speaks uniquely for itself like there’s no other.
Originally, the building was a children’s hospital of the former ghetto. It was built and utilized during the Second World War and it became a place of ruins for the last 10 years. Recently, the collaboration of four big names in bar design resulted in a place where people can have fun and enjoy some forms of entertainment. It is a great way to revive the building without tarnishing or tampering its original history.
The collaborators for the bar design didn’t want to open another pub that has the “ruins-type” design. They want to build something that can be considered part of the eclectic community. However, they did make use of almost everything that was left of the building in order to keep its history – particularly the old tiles, bricks and doors – which could very well be the focal point of the design. In addition, they incorporated the ideas of modern Hungarian artists so that the entire interior design would be given a new and unique twist in its story. This is the reason why King Kong – another focal point of design – ended up standing royally in the middle of the bar’s yard.
The King Kong statue, customized wallpapers and photos have all been ideas of modern artists – not to mention the surrealistic octopus lamps that were made exclusive for this particular design.
You may be wondering why Doboz or Box. Essentially, the box element of the design is actually the center point of everything. In fact, it is the most prominent, most apparent and most expensive element for this project. It is basically a box that covers the entire building functioning as the obviously large eye-catching element allowing the management to make the building entirely soundproof. Thus, DJs can turn up volumes up to 96 decibels without inviting evil glances from the environment.
The bar design is not just your ordinary design because it also houses the party place, concert hall and grill bar all occupying the ground floor. The first and second floor on the other hand gives way to offices, galleries and workshops that were originally apartments and infirmaries.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 26 March, 2012