Reconstruction facade, Mária street 18.
2021 + Facade + In progress
Location Budapest, VIII. district
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A Mária utca 18. földszint + 1 emeletes műemlék lakóépület főhomlokzatának felújítása és az eredeti, vagy az eredetinek tartott állapot rekonstrukciója volt a feladat. Az egyemeletes Urházy-ház az 1870-es évek eleji pesti történeti elővárosi építkezések egyik, nagyjából eredeti állapotban megmaradt, jó színvonalú példája. A feladat viszonylag nehéz volt, mert az utólagos falszárítás és falszigetelés, valamint az új kőlábazat megvalósítása részben ellentmond a műemléki elvárásoknak. A finoman osztott, kifelé nyíló, de sajnos tönkretett/tönkrement nyílászárók cseréje esetében a teljesen korhű rekonstrukciót írtuk elő, ami nagy kihívás lesz a kivitelezés számára.  Az építéstörténeti kutatást Kelecsényi Kristóf és munkatársai végezték, az utólagos falszigetelést Kövesi Attila tervezte. A kivitelezés akkor kezdhető, ha a Társasház megszerzi a kerületi, esetleg fővárosi támogatásokat.

Atic conversion. Budapest, district II.
2021 + Residential + Completed
Location Budapest, district II.
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Nestled in an elegant Buda street is this pre-war villa that has been preserved in near original condition, where a charming apartment had to be created as part of a loft conversion. Now complete with an exclusive new balcony on the south side, the resulting living space provides plenty of indoor comfort while seamlessly integrating both into the art deco design of the facade that is visible from the street and into the neighborhood itself. The construction permit procedure took place at a time when the legislature was busy harmonizing the ‘simplified residential building notification’ and ‘townscape notification’ processes with conventional permit procedures in Hungarian public administration. This has yet to be implemented without hiccups, but in this particular case local authorities were absolutely puzzled in deciding whether the planned development constituted an expansion. The construction finished, the owner uses the apartment.

Reconstruction facade, Akadémia street
2020 + Facade + Completed
Location Budapest, Akadémia street 15-17
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An international hotel management company established a 110-room, five-star hotel in the heart of Budapest, in two adjacent corner buildings built in the 19th century. Under local zoning regulations, planes of the original roof must be preserved. We have opted for a historically faithful restoration of facades despite the fact that none of these buildings are actually landmark-protected. Originally used as the Embassy of Austria, the corner building located at Akadémia utca 17 received a small extension and a full restoration of its ornate triple gate, thereby regaining its Empire splendor. The other building, situated at the corner of Akadémia utca and Steindl Imre utca, was initially built as a condominium, and now fits seamlessly into its surroundings thanks to a complete reconstruction and insulation of its facades. In both buildings, inner facades were restored largely based on original blueprints and given cutting-edge thermal insulation. I worked in this project alongside fellow architect Ádám Sylvester from 2008 through 2020.