batlab shapes hungarian bedroom loft with zigzagging light ribbon batlab shapes hungarian bedroom loft with zigzagging light ribbon
dec 01, 2014

batlab shapes hungarian bedroom loft with zigzagging light ribbon

batlab shapes hungarian bedroom loft with zigzagging light ribbon
photo © norbert juhász
all images courtesy of batlab

 

 

 

in budapest, hungary, gergő batizi-pócsi and péter batizi-pócsi of batlab have constructed a project called ‘youth to youth’, an elegant apartment for a young couple. ‘we were trying to validate design and functionality equally, which resulted in our trying to achieve such consistency and homogeneity that can as well incorporate male and female differences,’ says the duo. this goal was accompanied by the client’s idea for a bedroom loft with two staircases. in turn, the concept was translated into the main accent, a homogenous ribbon of medium density fiberboards that negotiates the rest of the spatial manipulations and programmatic distribution.

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
the bedroom
photo © norbert juhász

 

 

 

 

the zigzagging, red-orange geometry beaks up the monochromatic whiteness of the living room and compliments the personal style of the residents. hierarchically, it places the bed right above the doorway, hovering within the wall and making its way towards the corners of the room. the circulation is directed by this gesture, with sheet metal planes enveloped on the male side and exposed, solid steps with female delicacy on the other. below, a hidden storage system as accessible through panels whose edges extend off the vertices of the stairs. the only visible item displays are featured through embedded shelves.

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
the ribbon with its embedded lights
photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
the ribbon navigates downwards towards the corners of the room to form the modes of circulation
photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
looking up the male side
photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
the embedded shelving system with edges that replicate the staircase
photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
the female staircase
photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
closeup of the male staircase
photo © norbert juhász

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photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
the bedroom loft at night
photo © norbert juhász

gergo peter batizi-pocsi youth to youth bedroom loft zigzagging ribbon budapest hungary
concept

 

 

project info:

 

designers/architects: gergő batizi-pócsi and péter batizi-pócsi /batlab/
location: budapest, hungary
design and construction: 2014
photography: norbert juhász

 

 

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. 

  • This is fantastic. I like the contrast between the classic crown molding and the new construction. Brilliantly done, a wonderful space.

    Ron Smith says:
  • It’s very bold and innovative design. I’m interested to know how high is the selling in this apartment. Is it possible to stand up in all the parts of the construction?

    Mira says:

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