House on 12 Legs, Zebegény

The House on twelve legs, a vacation house that can also be used as a workshop space / studio, is located in the north-western part of Zebegény. It stands in a dense forest of young oaks and acacias with an especially steep terrain as a result of a nearby rainwash. The gable-roofed mass, opened on its shorter side, is facing the Danube. The building effects the terrain and the environment as little as possible. It is standing on legs, the whole house is a simple light-weight wooden structure. The construction only required one tree to be cut down.
The building can be reached on foot from below. A series of simple wooden stairs lead up to the wooden structure, which touches the terrain at twelve points. The entrance of the building can be reached directly at the top of the stairs without any further elevation. On entering we reach the main longitudinal space of the building, which leads us to the terrace. Passing through this space we can see the different levels of the trees from the tree-trunks to the tree-tops, experiencing a horizontal climb in the forest foliage. Reaching the terrace we have a view above the tree-tops, and glimpse the spectacular view of the riverbend.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
Passing through the House on 12 legs you can see different levels of the trees, experiencing a horizontal climb in the forest foliage. The house ends in a terrace with a spectacular view above the tree-tops and the riverbend.


RJZS Architects,

In collaboration
Szilvia Beke-Tóth & STR-DESIGN Ltd.


Year of completion

Zebegény, Hungary

Total area
30 m2

Balázs Danyi

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