copper and home: batlab remodels house with web-lights in budapest copper and home: batlab remodels house with web-lights in budapest
oct 26, 2016

copper and home: batlab remodels house with web-lights in budapest

copper and home is a remodeling project for an apartment located in a ‘turn of the century’ tenement building in budapest. developed by batlab architects, the concept only allows the use of necessary and mostly natural materials, furniture and accessories to rearrange the interior spaces.

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the lighting system highlights the main spots of common space
(above and main) image © norbert juhász

 

 

the boundaries of batlab’s  reorganized spaces are outlined not only by demolished and added walls, but by a multifunctional piece of furniture too — combining kitchen and dining tables, anteroom closet and a wardrobe all in one. this permanent block divides the rooms of the apartment but also links them through its openings.

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entrance with the view of the living room
image © norbert juhász

 

 

the common element in all rooms are the zigzagging lines of copper wire — forming the lighting system of the apartment. using copper evokes older times, but the way it is incorporated in this design honors the spirit of today’s trends. it gives light, accentuates the main spots of the apartment and guides the eye. elements of the fixed system shed light on the place of arrival, cooking, dining, reading and living spaces. this web that weaves through the home does not only contain light sources but also strengthens the unity of spaces and endows the apartment.

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detached kitchen
image © norbert juhász

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detail of copper web
image © norbert juhász

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kitchen, dining
image © norbert juhász

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bedside lamp
image © norbert juhász

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private zone
image © norbert juhász

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reading corner
image © norbert juhász

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the furniture separates the living from the private spaces
image © norbert juhász

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 copper and home: concept diagrams

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before-after floor plans

 

 

project info:

 

architects: gergő batizi-pócsi, péter batizi-pócsi /batlab architects/
general contractor: bb industry kft. /bbindustry.hu/
furniture: hannabisofa /hannabisofa.hu/
ceramics: atelier kas /atelierkas.hu/
location: budapest, hungary
project year: 2016
area: 71 sqm

 

 

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: lea zeitoun | designboom

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