Point of view – Spectacle frame manufactory
The fabrication of frames in Esztergom has a long history, the new manufactory would adhere to this tradition by creating a unique small business. Novel techniques, modern shapes and inventive use of materials would characterize the initiative. I opted to design the building as a contiguous, but apportioned body where one can follow up on the full process of fabrication all the way to the store. The structure thus has four distinct parts but the result - for utilitarian and aesthetic reasons - is an unseparated mass.
The design of the house was greatly influenced by the basic features of the venue. I choose to use a fractioned roof structure to cover the components, which, from the outside, looks exactly like a traditional façade; only when coming inside to the yard, could one see the wavy shape. The court itself received a green area with plantations.
The use of materials is moderate: the walls are covered with white plaster while the roof is made out of sheet metal. For the exterior, I used claret coloured stone pavement to compensate for the monochrome tone of the building and to optically widen up the narrow space with the contrast of dark and light.