The terraced volumes created by split levels and the emphatic external stairs are the most characteristic features of the Buda residential park containing six flats. The white plastered walls of the building and the ethereal painted white glass banister provide an exciting contrast on the volumes that resemble open toolboxes.

The plot is situated on the steep side of Istenhegy in the 12th district among groves and condominiums. The residential area comprises of two three-storey flat roof building units, both containing three flats. Each level is split, slicks to the terrain and leans on the hillside. We aimed to conserve the original environment thus we had to adjust the built environment to the natural one.

The property can be entered at the bottom of the sloping plot, on the street level through the underground buttress garage. Lifts, which lead straight into the flats, provide the main vertical accessibility of the building. Stairs are of secondary importance throughout the entire residential park, we didn’t plan a traditional staircase at all. Straight, open and covered external stairs connect the levels along the north side of the facade. Since there is a direct connection to the garden, the presence of trees, flowers and shrubs are most significant.

Each flat received its own level in both buildings. The levels are embraced by terraces as the volume of the buildings follow the slope of the terrain. All flats have a garden connection except for the top floors. Living areas have a vast panorama towards the Pest side of the city through huge glass surfaces.

Each flat has its own air-water heat pump that is suitable for both cooling and heating. Heating and cooling options in the flats are floor heating and ceiling heating and cooling. Each room has its own thermostat so the temperature can be set separately. Apart from this each flat has its own vent control system in order to insure the energy efficient fresh air supply of the different rooms.

Project Info

  • Project Name Villa Park in Nógrádi Street
  • Location Budapest, Hungary
  • Gross Area 1118m2
  • Completion 2020
  • Client Nógrádi Property Ltd.
  • General Design BORD Architectural Studio
  • Head Architect Péter Bordás
  • Architect Team Zsófia Hompók, Tamás Mezey, Tamás Tolvaj
  • Landscape Architecture BORD Architectural Studio - Andrea Waldmann
  • Mechanical Engineering BORD HVAC Engineering Studio - Zoltán Hollókövi
  • Structural Engineering Hydrastat Engineering Office Ltd.
  • Photographer Zsolt Batár