Accommodation building

The simplicity of this building responds to the homogeneity of its surroundings. In this context, apart from the visual experience, other sensations are equally important: the scent of the fir trees, the softness of the fir needles on the ground, the rustle of the trees in the wind – in a word, nature. Not only does this building fulfil a function: it also consciously uses its spaces and materials to exert a positive effect on the residents, reinforcing the impact of the fir grove. Inner and outer spaces meet at the portico. In the Spring and Autumn these open-closed spaces are specially suited to the Hungarian climate. The portico just defines space, but it does not close it off. Against the undefined and confineless area of the fir grove the cornerpoints of a rectangular space are set out. The building has an extremely simple, rectangular floor plan, but it is extended on one long side by a portico with a lamellar structure that appears entirely unconnected with the roof. This portico forms a compact, standalone unit – a tile-clad, avowedly rural wooden structure, but by no means a jarring appendage. The roof appears to float over the upstairs terrace: supported on the timber structure of the portico on one side, and unenclosed by gables on two sides, the roof establishes an informal relationship between the two units – the modern lines of the building and the ancient lines of the roof shape ‘open up’ to one another in an aesthetic sense. They coexist on several different planes – interdependent, yet at the same time free and autonomous.

Projektnév Lodging for mentally disabled
Program accommodation
Tipológia residential building
Helyszín Koroncó-Zöldmajor
Év 2001-2003
Státusz built
Méret 424 m2
Megrendelő Győr-Moson-Sopron County Government
Csapat Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther, Orsolya Glavanovics, Krisztián Sallai,
Képek Gábor Máté, 3h architecture