Városliget Café&Bar is situated is one of the most popular parks in Budapest, where culture and hospitality have had a significant role for 150 years uninterruptedly. Városliget today is an amazing site where both inhabitants and tourists can choose form an array of different gastronomic, cultural and leisure activities. The restaurant is steps away from the large Heroes’ square with the Museum of Fine Arts, the Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, the Ice-Rink and the Rowing lake.
Adam Szilas of Adamdesign Studio envisioned the interior of the Városliget Café&Bar, as well as its graphic identity . The concept was to bring the “classical”Hungarian citizen style inside. Old object from various kitchens, dining rooms, objects about sport and about literature were collected and creatively placed inside. The concept was to feel like home… 50 years ago, to show off a bit of Hungarian history, lifestyle and design. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Adamdesign Studio]
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.