Residential Housing in Kőbánya, Budapest

This residential project was realised on an interesting site in the outskirts of Budapest. The underground water reservoir of Pest is located right behind the plot, and on one side we find a public park. This ensures that the environment stays natural for the long term, in an otherwise dense residential area.
Regulations made it possible to build a relatively big house compared to the neighbouring buildings. To keep the scale of the project fitting with its surroundings, we decided to divide it into two blocks connected by an entrance area, the garage and a common garden on its roof. This also helped to recreate the original inclination of the site, which had been mined previously.
To reduce the scale even more, the blocks were articulated as additive elements, so we could create elevated terraces and gardens for the apartments on higher levels. This way the house feels like several family houses composed into a whole, rather than a residential block divided into apartments.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The location of the project guarantees that it is going to be surrounded by parks from three sides for the foreseeable future, which inspired us to conceive the building as a collection of family homes with large terraces and gardens, rather than a classic residential block.


építész studio; Tamás Fialovszky, Tamás Ábrahám, Gergely Kenéz

János Hajdú

Year of completion

Budapest, Hungary

Total area
2.802 m2

Site area
2.448 m2

Gergely Kenéz

Project Partners

János Hajdú, SILKA – YTONG, Jankó Ablak, PortaDoors, Grohe

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