3 Stories

3 Stories

Budapest, Hungary
Project Year

Private Houses
Bálint Jaksa Photography

3 Stories

GASPARBONTA & Partners as Designers

'I highly doubt, that this apartment can be turned into a decent home' - said a close relative of the owner, seconds after we first saw this place. I hardly agreed. I loved it. Luckily, the owner - a great innovator, a friend and a fellow dino enthusiast - and I were on the same page about the outcome. This was one of the most complicated structures, I have ever seen, covered by numerous layers of human history and unwanted building materials. We had to take the long road and uncover this beauty and turn it to a contemporary home.

Having three stories with one entrance simplifies the question of public and private spaces, naturally the first story became the public zone with the entrance-lobby-kitchen-dining room combo. Since one of the main attractions of the apartment is the incredible roof terrace, located on the third story, we had to connect this to the public zone, while creating a nice quiet private part, a bedroom with its on terrace and a bathroom on the second story. So we went on and created a nice cozy living room underneath the beautiful roof structure, connected with two staircases. This way we have a perfectly fluent connection between all the spaces.

Choosing materials here was really easy, since we had beautiful wooden surfaces, and brick. Adding concrete and iron to the mix was an obvious selection, creating a contrast between the surfaces to highlight the beautiful details was the trick. What amazed me was how the personal belongings of the owner made these spaces complete, fitting perfectly to the concept. I believe this is how a project like this should end - with everything in its right place.

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concrete kitchen countertopIVANKA
wall lightSLV Hungary
black granite kitchen sinkTeka Group
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concrete kitchen countertop
wall light
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