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jul 03, 2012 summer house at lake balaton

‘balatonakarattya summer house” by, balatonakarattya, hungary image © tamas bujnovszky all images courtesy

hungarian architects tamas bulcsu and eva fortvingler of budapest-based firm have designed a summer home in balatonakarattya, hungary. although situated out of sight from the tranquil lake balaton, the essence of peace was created through its U-shaped footprint, effectively opening the public spaces to an exterior atrium in the back garden facing southwest; the other side closes itself off from neighboring houses. the private living spaces look towards the front of the residence, opening to a large outdoor terrace.

the site influenced much of the building’s characteristics, lending to its varied pitched roofs in compliance with local building codes, and suggesting a height difference from one end of the house to the other, adjusting itself to the adjacent dwellings. due to the irregularities in plan and elevation, the architects homogenized the project through the use of white plaster on the facades and white metal sheets for the roof elements, creating a unified vernacular.

backyard atrium image © tamas bujnovszky

atrium image © tamas bujnovszky

exterior column connections image © tamas bujnovszky

interior staircase image © tamas bujnovszky

view to exterior stairs image © tamas bujnovszky

entrance space image © tamas bujnovszky

atrium image © tamas bujnovszky

stairs to basement image © tamas bujnovszky

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1








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