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Breuer Marcell Museum and Studio House

The architecture of Breuer represents brutality and also the innovative solutions within the modernity. The monolithic, simple block in Patrik Torma's diploma is the manifesto of the location. The concrete surfaces of the building with a perfect square footprint are able to both fit into the strange natural scenery and also create a tension. 

For the superficial visitor, the site can be seen as beautiful or as a wound on the landscape created by the industrial production of the past couple of years. However, if we go a little deeper both figuratively and physically speaking, we are able to find the essence, the simple, pure reality of the symbolics, a world without frippery. An emerald green lake at the bottom of the brutal pit hole. The architecture of Breuer represents brutality and also the innovative solutions within the modernity.

The monolithic, simple block is the manifesto of the location. The concrete surfaces of the building with a perfect square footprint are able to both fit into the strange natural scenery and also create a tension at the same time with their precise, orderly appearance.


Breuer Marcell Museum and Studio House - architect: Patrik Torma

Breuer Marcell Museum and Studio House - architect: Patrik Torma



Turning towards the inner world. The strict, definite block is only the envelope of a sensitive and eventful interior. Every area offers something to discover. The penetration of the light into the inner spaces is an important force of organization. The rythm of the spaces arranged on the path of the light composed the process of the planning. The space that opens from the entrance resembles a classical stairway.

We need to allow time for ourselves to arrive, we must slow down and thus as we become spiritualized, we are able to receive the experiences waiting for us. The inward turning exhibition space, the large window of the meditation chamber together with the staircase running diagonally through the core creates a well-composed interior world functionally, but at the same time teasingly, staying faithful to, but not competing with the legacy of Breuer.


Breuer Marcell Museum and Studio House - architect: Patrik Torma

Breuer Marcell Museum and Studio House - architect: Patrik Torma


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