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Summer Villa at Lake Balaton / FBI Studio architects

  • 01:00 - 23 December, 2011
Summer Villa at Lake Balaton / FBI Studio architects
Summer Villa at Lake Balaton / FBI Studio architects, © Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

© Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lake Balaton, Hungary
  • Architects

    FBI Studio architects
  • Project Team

    Péter Basa and Adam Reisz
  • Structural Engineer

    Laszlo Jordan
  • Landscape Architect

    Nora Geiger
  • Photographs

From the architect. The house is situated on the South coast of Lake Balaton, the biggest lake of Central Europe. The lakeside is almost completely occupied by holiday houses. There are no more or not too many free plots in the most popular areas. The plot size and the neighborhood is disappointing even if you are lucky enough to find one. Lake Balaton used to be the only possibility for hungarians to have a holiday on the waterside. Almost every family built a small house or just a bungalow in one of the holiday cities of the lake. People didn’t have too much money for construction and the result was usually a „home made” solution. Furniture, houses, streets became very eclectic.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

This is the past. The above mentioned free plots are expensive and rare today. Our Owner of the plot has been very committed building a high quality modern villa for summer use. We decided to blur the boundaries of outside and inside spaces at the ground level, as the plot is small like all plots in this area. The garden became part of the ground floor space. 

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

The exterior stone pavement continues inside the house separated with full story high glass walls. The living room and the terrace can be opened together with sliding doors, duplicating the living room size. The sliding doors are facing the pool from the other side, connecting the water surface directly to the living area inside. The ground floor is totally transparent. The back wall is made from exposed concrete separating the close neighbor. First floor is the family zone. The 4 bedroom and the 2 bathroom is located in a symmetrical layout. These bedrooms are connected by the gallery, opening to a two story high space above the dining room.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

This house has a lot of custom-designed elements. The exterior wood-panel covers and the suspended ceiling continuing in the interior coverings, the in-built doors and wardrobes becoming part of the wood panel covered wall. The custom-made fireplace has been engineered without prefabricated elements. Even the sliding shutters and the first store's fix shading blades were designed exclusively for the project. The house responds to the sustainable and environmental friendly questions with the solar-panel heated swimming pool, the special spaces and the high insulated structures.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár
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Uri · February 17, 2012

Excellent photos of a beautifully constructed villa.

Monika Lovei · February 13, 2012

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Omer · February 03, 2012

the relation between the ground floor and the plot is almost perfect...i loved it!

melindamonroedesign · February 02, 2012
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MrLucky · December 25, 2011

the living room has almost no natural light, its just dark and awful

BuDa · December 25, 2011

Cool house http://t.co/xpmX28ZT (adjusts architecture-like glass on nose/face)

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