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jul 11, 2012 summer house on pillars

‘summer house on pillars’ by, balatonakarattya, hungary image © tamas bujnovszky all images courtesy of

nestled within a grove of fir trees, the ‘summer house on pillars’ by is elevated on pilotis for panoramic views overlooking lake balaton in balatonakarattya, hungary. supported with columns proportioned after the trunks of the encompassing trees, a lifted volume of interior spaces for meditation passes through the canopies. the structural elements form an outdoor terrace at ground level, while their placement was determined by the existing vegetation. affected by the inherent building regulations for pitched roofs along the northern half of the lake, the site’s position on the border of the southern area enabled the approval of its flat roof plane.

columns proportioned to the surrounding tree trunks support interior meditation spaces image © tamas bujnovszky

communal rooms are positioned on the first floor along with the private bedrooms which are partially embedded into the hill for added privacy. at the heart, a chimney is positioned to act as an outdoor grill and indoor fireplace.

path leading towards the residence image © tamas bujnovszky

image © tamas bujnovszky

terrace image © tamas bujnovszky

columns blends into the grove of fir trees image © tamas bujnovszky

elevated volumes passes through the tree canopies image © tamas bujnovszky

image © tamas bujnovszky

meditation space offers panoramic views of lake balaton image © tamas bujnovszky

image © tamas bujnovszky

image © tamas bujnovszky

interior stairway image © tamas bujnovszky

bedroom image © tamas bujnovszky

at night image © tamas bujnovszky

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

roof plan








project info:

architects: tamas bulcsu, eva fortvingler dla –
 structural engineering: akos medek, aniko kilian
landscape: arpad kovacs, dominika tihanyi mechanical engineering: robert goda electrical engineering: zoltan zay 
 year designed: 2006-2007
 year constructed: 2007-2008 habitation licence: 2009
 ground plan: 122m2 building plot: 490m2 location: balatonakarattya, hungary photos: tamas bujnovszky

  • That meditation space would make a mighty fine studio space. Love it.

    Jakki says:
  • fantastic. dissolves in pine woods. pori yteri hotel in finland also in pine wood is built in simmilar way.

    pori says:
  • Formal… :/

    Hec says:
  • I am an Artist and cant resist to adopt few things from this House on pillar, to create my Studio.

    Rohit Zaveri..........India says:

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