H House by
Budapesti Műhely

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This gabled farmhouse by architects Budapesti Műhely is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Hungarian peasant house (+ slideshow).

H House by Budapesti Műhely

"The requirements for a country house have changed a lot during the past hundred years, but using the old Hungarian peasant house’s archetype was a good starting point for the design in a situation where the strict local building regulations tie the architects’ freedom," said writer Brigi Bugya.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Like the older houses, the building is set back from the road by approximately 50 metres and features a pitched roof that "follows the peasant architecture’s symmetrical, 41-degree form."

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Typical wooden shingles clad three of the exterior walls, but the fourth is covered with metal panels to "give variety" to the facade.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

The structure of the house is formed from 12-metre-wide modules, which split rooms into two rows with a corridor in between.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

A living room spreads across four of the modules and features a double-height space that stretches up into the attic.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

The roof projects outwards at one end of the building, creating a sheltered terrace that the owners can also use as a driveway.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Other projects we've featured in Hungary include a lookout point for a ruined palace and a faceted stone concert hall.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

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H House by Budapesti Műhely

Photographs are by Tamas Bujnovszky.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Here are a few details about the project from Brigi Bugya:


H House by Budapesti Műhely
A family house in Sóskút, Hungary

Not far from Budapest, on the fringes of a forest, there stands Tamás Dévényi’s shingle covered new house. The disarmingly simple building creates generous spatial relations on the 1,5 hectare land. The proximity of the bustling city life doesn’t mean that we can not relish the convenience of nature and the separation of a farmhouse. Borrowing its form and use of materials from the Central-European peasant architecture, the building’s modular structure follows contemporary design thinking.

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Project: H House
Location: Sóskút, Hungary
Leading architect: Tamás Dévényi – Budapesti Műhely
Associate architects: István Kovács, Eszter Mihály, Orsolya Takács, Viktor Vadász
Landscape: Zsuzsa Bogner

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Design period: 2006 - 2011
Construction period: 2008 – 2011
Gross Floor Area: 180 sqm

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Site plan - click above for larger image

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Ground floor plan - click above for larger image

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Cross section - click above for larger image

H House by Budapesti Műhely

Longitudinal section - click above for larger image

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South-west facade - click above for larger image

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South-east facade - click above for larger image

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North-east facade - click above for larger image

H House by Budapesti Műhely

North-west facade - click above for larger image

  • mfrom

    Beautiful exposed gable frame! Only confusing parts are the weird little shelves aligned with the underside of the beams and in the bedroom. Are those for uplighting?