atelier peter kis: prater street
atelier peter kis: prater street atelier peter kis: prater street
dec 06, 2010

atelier peter kis: prater street

‘prater street’ by atelier peter kis in budapest, hungary all images courtesy atelier peter kis photographer: zsolt batár

hungarian architecture practice atelier peter kis has designed a multi-storey mixed-use complex in the józsefváros district of budapest. ‘práter street’ accommodates shops and retail opportunities on the ground level with apartment units from the first to sixth floor. a series of extended terraces between the east and west buildings becoming exterior catwalks that connect the residential floors together. ranging from partial to fully-spanned, the terraces convey a sense of velocity and movement over the courtyard.

connecting catwalk

using the site as a point of reference, the final building outline, volume and form were determined by the scale and proportion of the surrounding structures. the project resembles a disconnected ‘L’ with the space between the short and long arms generating an inner garden and courtyard. this opening also visually connects the street to the inner space of the new block while providing natural sunlight to enter each apartment unit.

the protruding terraces are continued on the south facade, continuing the language of the courtyard to the street facade. the varying lengths of the balconies and overhangs play off of one another to create a distinct identity for the face of the building.

view from the garden

south facade

aerial view

south facade

south facade – model

view from the north – model

east view – model


floor plan / basement

floor plan / ground level (1) staircase a (2) staircase b (3) shop (4) shop (5) shop (6) shop (7) shop (8) shop (9) garbage room

floor plan / +1 level

floor plan / +2 level

floor plan / +6 level

project info: project team members: peter kis, csaba valkai, ivett tarr, jános sarusi kis, tamás ükös, gábor balázsa, gábor divinyi, barbora tuckova client: budapest józsefváros municipality

plot area: 1218 m2 plot percentage: 54.2% net basic area: 4150 m2

structure: FRT raszter mérnökiroda – attila farsang, orsolya dudinszky garden design: s73 – sándor mohácsi, péter balogh static: mTm mérnökiroda – péter markovits, róbert kazsimérszky mechanist: art- tax szolgáltató szövetkezet – andrás oltvai, zsolt lengyel electronics engineer: hochplan kft. – dezső sax, karola kárpáti public services: lászló kádár lift: schindler kft. – gábor balogh transport: közlekedés kft. jános – szegő, angéla kovács fire protection: tűz-ert-o bt. – sándor venczel environment: kotschy bt. – andrás kotschy acoustic: elekné karsai dr.

  • I do like this but I’m looking for the elevator.
    Is it next to staircase 1?

    Free Form Constructural Realism says:
  • So beautiful that makes me sick..

    gxrgxr says:
  • love it

    ivan says:

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