Architect: Tamás Mórocz
Location: Budakeszi, Hungary
Structural Engineering: Zoltán V. Nagy
Mechanical Engineering: György Léderer
Electrical Engineering: András Kiss
Construction: Géza Kapovits
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Tamás Mórocz
The location is the inner part of Budakeszi. The settlement is characterized by buildings with pitched roofs perpendicular to the street; made often with a porch and with an intimate garden beside and at the back of the building. The neatness and the simple purity of the Swabian villages is a noticable feature of the settlement today.
The house is a transcription of a building with pitched roof and porch. Houses of this kind connect to their environment through the side garden, hence the front door and the porch are on the side of building and the rooms are arranged alongside the porch.
The design of the building is based on this classical layout but in this case the porch has been transformed. The front door is placed in the extension which was added to the street front. The porch here is enclosed in the mass of the building and it withdraws as a subtraction from that mass and becomes a real open porch as we go towards the back.
It shelters from the street and unfolds in the direction of the garden.
The vision of the porch was used as a start-up and it was gradually transformed and partly disappeared during the design process. It got transformed before it could become a burden that defiles the building depriving it from its natural beauty.