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.

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.

Dobozi utca 25, Renovation facade
2020 + Facade + Completed
Location Budapest. Dobozi utca 25,
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Unremarkable in both character and quality, this is a festooned tenement house built in Art Deco style. A run-of-the-mill member of Budapest eclecticism, it still features excellent proportions, avant-corps and a sense of boldness. As such, a reconstruction and restoration of near-original conditions is highly recommended. This desolate building is a perfect example of what decades of physical and financial neglect can cause when paired with utter cultural barbarism. As if major historical events (such as Budapest’s siege of 1944 and the Revolution of 1956) had not been enough. The images presented here feature some of the key pages of the design documentation submitted as part of the so-called ‘townscape notification procedure’, providing a rough overview of the design process: 1: current state, 2: line drawing of current state, 3 and 4f: detailed facade analysis, 5: line drawing of designed state, 6: colour scheme, 7: detail drawings. The plan was prepared in 2018, the implementation is ongoing during the summer of 2020.