toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage by the lake
image © tamás bujnovszky 
all images courtesy of toth project architecture office

 

 

 

located along the shore of a lake in kapuvár, hungary, the holiday cottage designed by local studio toth project architecture office provides  an idyllic getaway house. made entirely of larch wood, the home is formed within a rectangular shell that opens to the lake and to the road on the opposite side. within this shell exist two zones, an enclosed area containing the private rooms and living/kitchen area and an open area containing an outdoor patio/dining area as well as a wall made of firewood. on the exterior of the glass wall that encloses half the space, mechanized canvas blinds roll down to control heat gain inside. when lowered the blinds create a different atmosphere in the home, both in the enclosed area and the open air  patio to provide privacy as well as a cooler environment.  a subtle wooden stairway embedded within the sloping topography leads down to the small dock cantilevering out over the water.

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
yard between the lake and house
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
lakeside dock
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toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
lake-side elevation of full glass and open air covered patio
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toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
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toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
entrance to the cottage
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toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
lowered blinds form a semi-translucent privacy wall
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
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toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
storage wall of fire wood along the patio’s edge
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toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
view from inside the living room with closed blinds that still allow views to the exterior
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toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
interior dining area
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

toth project architecture office builds a larch holiday cottage
image © tamás bujnovszky 

 

 

 

drawings

 

 

project info:

 

 

architects: tóth project architect office (www.tothproject.hu)
location: kapuvár, hungary
architect in charge: lászló tóth, lászló papp, frigyes schalling
interior design: istván bényei
area: 30+20 sqm
year: 2013
photography: tamás bujnovszky