Our house is easily identifiable. Its iconic look is able to become the symbol of sustainability, energy efficient design and solar sphere of thought.
The darker outer shell hides a lighter interior that is like a pavilion, transparent and with the open spaces it can truly satisfy the claim of presentation.
HOUSE / YARD
Our plans interpret the house-court relationship, which comes from the traditional Hungarian folk architecture. Because of the climatic conditions a closed building was needed, so "out" and "in" was sharply separated from each other.
Instead of the today's tempered residential houses we designed a closed courtyard, which we imagine as a sort of summer house. The integrated functional units in the external walls can be found in the interior as well. Our daily activities, besides the usual comfort, will be also done outside.
The courtyard expands towards the main approach. It forms a smaller space that can be the place of outdoor recreation and work. The centrally located summer kitchen is the centre of outdoor-spent social life.
With the doubling of south facades, during winter we can utilize the sun's energy on vertical surfaces in active and passive ways as well. During summer, because of the higher sun position, the energy is produced by the integrated solar panels on the roof. In addition, the mobile shading maximizes the time spent at the outer space.
The house is able to adapt the diversity of Hungarian seasonal and daily weather conditions. The winter habitat retracts to the northern house, which is opened towards the yard in transitional period. Its use will become accentuated during summer.