batlab inserts brown prosthesis into budapest apartment batlab inserts brown prosthesis into budapest apartment
jun 17, 2016

batlab inserts brown prosthesis into budapest apartment

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.

batlab brown prosthesis apartment budapest hungary
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. 


open entrance 

batlab brown prosthesis apartment budapest hungary
second bedroom 

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in-house office


kitchen, dining

batlab brown prosthesis apartment budapest hungary
kitchen, living open connection


living room

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entrance foyer

batlab brown prosthesis apartment budapest hungary
doorway and corner detail

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floor plan

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concept 1

batlab brown prosthesis apartment budapest hungary
concept 2

 

 

project info:

 

location: budapest, hungary
project years: 2015-2016
architects: gergő batizi-pócsi, péter batizi-pócsi (batlab architects)
project manager: balázs fóti
general contractor: bernecker kft.

 

 

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: nick brink | designboom

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