Micro Community by batlab architects

Apartment divided into three separate flats, creating a micro community for the youth.

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The starting point of the project is a 110-square-meter apartment near the Great Boulevard (Nagykörút). A property was chosen that can be divided if necessary, ideally into 3 separate studio flats.

▼ 三间具有不同代表色的小公寓,three indepandent studio flats each with its own color

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Our goal was to create a micro community where the members are the participants of a well-functioning small residential community. In the end the result was an “L” shaped plan where the entrance positioned in the flat’s center of gravity made it possible to create a large entrance hall for easy access to all three studios. Small apartments have a serious impact on the real estate market today, because young adults and graduates are mainly looking for them. This tendency was one of the main guiding principles of the design. 

▼ 平面图,入口门厅连接三间小公寓,plan, the entrance hall connects the three flats

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▼ 宽敞的门厅为住户的公共空间,the large entrance hall is the common space for the residence

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The plans of the apartments are different due to the circumstances, however all of them have a gallery to expand their area. The galleries make the use of flats more comfortable and also mark the boundaries of additional zones. To emphasize the individual characteristics of each flat these new zones got their own vivid colours.

▼ 以黄色为标识的公寓f01,the yellow flat f01

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▼ f01的卧室,bedroom of f01

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▼ 以绿色为标识的公寓f02,the green flat f02

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▼ f02的走廊,gallery of f02

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▼ 以蓝色为标识的公寓f03,the blue flat f03

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Bearing in mind the mobile lifestyle, storage is provided by built-in furniture. Other furniture – such as the sofa and armchairs – are restored legacy pieces from grandparents and serves for the comfort of the residents as personal and colourful additions. The lights rescued from the former Csepel factory also rhyme at the previous thought. Along with the industrial lights in the common lobby and flats, unique concrete lamps appear as recurring elements as well.

▼ 舒适的沙发和座椅,工业灯具蕴藏了公寓的历史,comfortable sofa and armchair, the industrial lights contain the previous memory

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architecture: batlab architects
ceramics: atelier kas
industrial lights: industrial lamp budapest
location: Budapest, Hungary
project year: 2016
area: 110 m2
photo: Juhász Norbert

Drawings: batlab architects
English text: batlab architects
Chinese text: gooood

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