Hudson Bar

Replacing a hidden barbershop in the tiny vaulted backroom of Budapest’s staple underground cocktail bar Hotsy Totsy, Hudson Bar offers a multisensory experience for those who wander through its burgundy curtains. Building around the feeling of desire, Noumen Studio carefully calibrated every aspect of the space to achieve a dramatic yet seductive environment for guests to leave their troubles behind. In its 20m2 floor area, the bar is composed of a few dynamic gestures that organize the space while concealing all the existing mechanical fixtures. The main element shaping the floor plan is a sculptural screen that serves as a divider between the bar and the guests, heightening their sense of privacy and intimacy. Walking through the heavy curtains, the bartender is only visible from behind the gently curving screen once guests explore deeper into the room.


Noumen Studio; Akos Orban, Balazs Hudy

Bar and Barber Kft.

Year of completion

Budapest, Hungary

Total area
20 m2

Site area
20 m2

Zsolt Hlinka

Stage 180°

Project Partners

Akos Menyhart – General Contractor, Solinfo Group

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