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Youth to Youth / batlab

  • 01:00 - 21 December, 2014
Youth to Youth / batlab
Youth to Youth / batlab, © Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Gergő Batizi-Pócsi, Péter Batizi-Pócsi
  • Structural Designer

    Benedek Kiss
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

Text description provided by the architects. The idea of the two-staired bedroom-loft, which is acting as the accented main element of the flat, was envisioned by a young couple.

© Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

We were trying to validate design and functionality equally, which resulted in our trying to achieve such consistency and homogeneity that can as well incorporate male and female differences.


The placement of the bed right above the door (as ordered by the clients) created a zigzagged geometry that became a ribbon waving towards the corners of the room and as doing so, started to shape and divide the space around it.

© Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

Sheet metal stairs enveloped in the ribbon form a male side, while the descending ribbon itself counters the former with female delicacy on the other side.

This ribbon like "object" acts simultaneously as floor and ceiling, stairs and bed, shelves and hidden storage.

© Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

Our aim was to compose a homogenous continuous ribbon, which was achieved by using painted fibreboards (MDF) on a steel supporting structure.

Breaking up the monochromatic whiteness of the living-room, the red-orange loft complemented by the built-in lighting became a vivid nuance in the simple apartment fitting the young style of our clients.

© Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

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Cite: "Youth to Youth / batlab" 21 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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