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As if it would be Bauhaus

At first glance one might suspect even some Bauhaus marks in the villa built on Rózsadomb in the 30s. The house was awakened from Sleeping Beauty's dream by the team of FBIS architects, where Janka Juhász and Ádám Reisz were responsible for the project. The villa was originally a bit rough then it became distorted by clumsy additions, but in the end it was nicely cleaned and enriched with fine details. 

A villa was built on Rózsadomb in the 30s, carrying the typical attributes of the period, but its quality was well below the Bauhaus trend of the time. The house, showing Bauhaus influences in its mass, lacked the logic of spatial arrangement in the interior design.

The young new owner started the renovation consciously and thoroughly. In developing the interior design concept and the furniture, the team tried to model all situations that could be decisive in terms of the villa’s functions, and could satisfy the needs of the tenant expected to move in with a family. In the interior’s center there is the plain, white and natural oak colored kitchen, the charm of which is provided by the integrated, elaborated furniture that has become one with the wall. The open-plan dining space, serving also as the living room, is opened to the garden with a full-height window.

The five-bedroom house is divided into three separable zones: elegant master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath, two children’s room and the study/guest room.

The finished house mostly follows the austere and functional Scandinavian traditions. The original plans included also a glazed lobby and a spice garden on top of the garage roof under the window, but these were left out of the implementation by a common understanding. In addition to the design, FBIS undertook the technical supervision too, so finally the new villa was handed over in a turn-key condition.


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