After its purchase of a residential building in the picturesque lakefront town of Tihany, the Kogart Art Foundation announced an invitation-only tender so that the property could be converted into an art gallery. Although located in a street heavily frequented by tourists, just a stone’s throw away from the Monastery, the building obviously must not join the ranks of the Paprika House, the country-style restaurant and the hordes of outlets selling folk art kitsch, and cannot be any more brazen than them. My design was centered on the idea of being open to interested visitors while remaining hidden from mere onlookers. The U-shaped building consists of five adjoining spaces, thereby setting the route within. A similarly important element of the visitor experience is the garden, which one might consider the sixth sphere. The building’s interior also operates with a block-like structure and, lacking a ceiling, there is a single uninterrupted space throughout. This would have been a credible and elegant solution for transforming a residential function into community utility, all the while preserving the original proportions.