batlab inserts brown prosthesis into budapest apartment
‘brown prothesis’ is the somewhat strange, but fitting name, of a budapest flat renovation by hungarian studio batlab. transformed at the behest of a norwegian expat, the project is organization-oriented to accommodate the owner’s various requests. these included, amongst others, two additional bedrooms and complementary necessities.
corridor with running lights to inhibit interior gloominess
all images © norbert juhász
another key focus was the optimization of the home’s large, dark corridor. typical of older apartments in the city, the area was changed by new internal wall elements that constitute the ‘brown prothesis’. full-height storage elements, a built-in bench/wardrobe in the foyer, and television center in the living room are all included within batlab’s design. characterized by its dark color, the mass contrasts with white walls to punctuate the flat while simultaneously guiding interior flow.
kitchen, living open connection
doorway and corner detail
location: budapest, hungary
project years: 2015-2016
architects: gergő batizi-pócsi, péter batizi-pócsi (batlab architects)
project manager: balázs fóti
general contractor: bernecker kft.
edited by: nick brink | designboom