My aim was to design a kind of modular building, which has a rectangle layout for a house. I have divided this layout into 3×3 sections of 4.5 meter length and 4.5 meter wide elements. Every element has its own function like a kitchen, living room, bedroom and so on. I have divided the load bearing walls in a grid pattern consistently on the ground floor.

Every structural element of the building is made from reinforced concrete. The four load bearing walls extend from the grid pattern, so as a result, these walls contain the vertical drains. The concrete roof has a skylight in the middle grid section in order to ensure that the interior gets enough decent natural light.

I have used reinforced concrete with a timber effect surface for outdoor and indoor materials. I have used wood materials next to the concrete in order to balance the hard surfaces which are made from concrete.


architect: Gabor Kovacs  |  client: Private  |  status: Project (2020)  |  location: Szalafő, Hungary (46.864327, 16.353874)  |  climate: Continental, Temperate  |  material: concrete  |  environment: Undefined  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: 182 m2 small  |  types: house, residential  |  views: 1.084