Balaton-Felvidék Estate Centre / László Vincze dla

© László Vincze

Architects: László Vincze dla
Location: Balaton-felvidék,
Associate: Péter Páczelt
Interior design: Éva Zavadzky,
Structural Engineers: Antal Ther
Mecanical Engineering: PhQ, József Kiss, Zoltán Sor
Project area: 280 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: László Vincze

© László Vincze

A picturesque village of 500 people located in the centre of the Káli basin. The estate was founded in 1949 for the purpose of animal husbandry. Along the years the facility had declined, the buildings had become dilapidated. The estate has changed hands which meant that the animal husbandry ended.

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In the coming years the neighbouring almond farming will be the facility’s main activity. The tearing down of some ramshackle buildings and the renovation of others will gradually lead to the revitalisation of the estate. The first stage of the process is the refurbishment of a farming building erected in the 1950s with a total area of nearly 870 square metres, as well as the construction of a residential building that will house flats for the owner and the caretaker of the estate.

© László Vincze

The new building replaces an old storage facility. Its structure follows the gable and pitched roof pattern but it uses untraditional materials and detailing. The agriculture-inspired details, the wood-covered sliding door, the metal sheet are to counterbalance the typical conservative-romantic local style. The owner intends to create a self-sustaining small farm in a few years.The Baron House in Sweden, designed by John Pawson, serves as a model for the family house.

Cite: "Balaton-Felvidék Estate Centre / László Vincze dla" 23 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
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  • up_today_arch

    Easy and impressive forms… White surfaces and light kind of wood are always to the point for enviroment…

  • archafrika

    perfect!!!!!!!! so estetic…..10 points from 10!