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.

Hotel Akadémia, Budapest
2020 + Retail and Lodging + In progress
Location Budapest, V. district
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An international hotel management company seeks to establish a 110-room, five-star hotel in the heart of Budapest, in two adjacent corner buildings built in the 19th century. All arcitectural and consultants' drawings was completed in cooperation with the Barcelona-based design agency Capella García Arquitectos (CGA). Spanish interior designs required coordination as well. Even though this highly complex process ended with the granting of a binding building permit and with detailed designs suitable for implementation, the economic turmoil of 2008 and 2009 brought the project to a standstill. It was the conflict between innovative solutions for hotel functions and the features of a historic building that made the assignment especially interesting. In the course of the long planning process, I created each document together with architect Ádám Sylvester. The project was re-designed in 2015. Following a rather convoluted building permit procedure, Market Zrt. began construction in March 2018. This pair of 19th-century buildings, restored and converted multiple times throughout its history, exhibits fierce resistance against radical changes. The contractor works at an extremely slow pace, the handover could easily be delayed for years.

Reconstruction facade, Baross street 125.
2019 + Facade + In progress
Location Budapest - VIII. District
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This project involves a façade renovation and a reconstruction to the original – presumed or true - as-built state of the condominium building under Baross utca 125. Featuring a total of six floors including the ground floor, the building was designed and built in 1913 according to the plans of József Vermes. A massive structure located in the outer reaches of District 8, its main façade was once strikingly beautiful and of true architectural value – today it stands in bitter decay. As the storefront level is also an integral element of the composition, the project entailed a thorough facelift of retail units as well. While façade renovations typically do not introduce a need for new support structures, in this case the original cantilevered balconies and heavy parapets had to be re-designed. Fortunately, I received innovative support from structural engineer Csaba Dúzs in this. Works will be able to commence after the Condo has obtained whatever financing assistance is available at district or municipal level.