Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

- Advertisement -

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

Project: Penthouse Danube
Architects: A+Z Design Studio
Team: Attila F. Kovács, Zsuzsa Megyesi
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Total area: 250 m2
Year of completion: 2017-2018
Photo Credits: Csaba Barbay / Flashback
Text by A+Z Design Studio

The house is located in the New Leopold Town, the 13th district of Budapest. A mostly Jewish neighbourhood, it was built in the 30’s like the white city in Tel Aviv. The penthouse Danube has a 100 m2 roof terrace facing the Danube and the Rose Hill on the other side of the river, also the Buda hills behind, that makes it absolutely unique and very high value.

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

Once in the 50’s- 60’s, this apartment belonged to the Hungarian cultural minister. It was a meeting point of the Hungarian cultural elite for a long time. We kept some original details like door knobs, but the floor plan had to be recreated. Fortunately the building is a concrete pillar construction so we had total freedom to create new spaces in the interior.

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

The apartment had to follow the new rules: all the bedrooms have to have their own separate bathroom, so we had to create new ones. We also decided to create a large living room with an open kitchen. All the exterior glass sliding doors had to be changed for new ones, slim elegant anodized aluminium construction.

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

Unique custom made products are among others also the cubic kitchen island and the brass bathtub designed by us. The reconstruction took more than 1 year to make it perfect, with a high standard of materials, fittings and handiwork.

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
Recreate the Bauhaus spirit in contemporary way, which means: we made it less spartan – more luxury, but completely functional, with simple aesthetics.

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

bath room, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

home office, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

interior design, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

Penthouse Danube, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

bedroom, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

bathroom, Budapest / A+Z Design Studio

- Advertisement -

The Loft II in Amsterdam / Pop-up Store by The Playing Circle

After the registered success of the first edition of The Loft, a conceptual pop-up store, The Playing Circle team realized the second edition in the hall of The Vaudeville Theatre in Amsterdam two months ago.

Built Green Emerald Star certified home in Seattle

This house, built by Dwell Development, is the first Built Green Emerald Star certified home in Seattle. Emerald Star certified homes must achieve net zero...

One-Bedroom Cabin Nestled Between Two Massive Lichen-Covered Rocks

This 800 sq. ft. one-bedroom cabin was nestled between two massive lichen-covered rocks in the rugged landscape of Alberta, Canada. Rock House is located at Carraig Ridge, “A hub of contemporary architecture, set in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta.”

Generator Amsterdam by DesignAgency

A gateway to Amsterdam’s beautiful Oosterpark, Generator Amsterdam opens its doors to surroundings that include exotic birds, ancient willow trees and a whimsical children’s...

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux

Nirau house is a eco-friendly home recently completed by Paul Cremoux Studio. Description by Paul Cremoux: The project foresees the opportunity to use reinterpretation as...

Central Park Duplex Residence / SheltonMindel

Central Park Duplex is a contemporary residence designed by New York-based SheltonMindel. Brief: In a newly constructed iconic limestone building on ManhattanÍs Central Park West,...

Ancient Party Barn: Playful Re-Working of Historic Agricultural Buildings

Ancient Party Barn is an old farm building rehabilitated by the London-based Liddicoat & Goldhill Studio. Shortlisted for the prestigious Stephen Lawrence National Architecture Award...

Adela House in the Coastal Town of Salinas, Spain

Adela House is a family home located in the coastal town of Salinas, on a residential street with prominent height and arrangement. It stands between party walls and complies with the regulatory standards of a 192 square metres land plot.

Loch Nedd Modular House Built of Cross Laminated Timber

We approached Carbon Dynamic a company that specialises in off-site modular construction using Cross Laminated Timber and wood fibre insulation. The Loch Nedd modular house is formed of three distinct elements linked by a top glazed corridor.

The Temple 2016 by a21studio / Nha Trang, Vietnam

a21studio designs a small temple in the beautiful landscape of Nha Trang, Vietnam. The yellow tone of the stone material half-hidden by the luxuriant...

The Pearl Bay House is Modern, Minimal and Maximises the Sensational Ocean Views

Designed by Gavin Maddock Design Studio, the Pearl Bay House is a family home located in Yzerfontein, South Africa. The design of the new dwelling...