We spruced up the lobbies of BudaPart residential buildings with unique solutions.
It is no exaggeration to say that a new part of the city is being created at the Kopaszi Dam: the homes built in the first two phases of the BudaPart investment are already inhabited, and those who return home there will enter their apartments through the lobby designed by Pyxis Nautica . László Monori presents the rooms with their own individuality, yet with a uniform atmosphere.
Our office entered the project by winning an invitational tender. The application was basically for residential buildings, and then towards the end of the planning phase, it arose that we would have a similar task in the BudaPart GATE office building. But first, let's talk about the concept of residential buildings, which were the essence of the task!
The lobby celebrates the experience of coming home, which process was solved horizontally with a triple division. "The first zone is essentially the turning of the outer facade, meaning that the color carries on from the outer zone," explains Laci. – The second space is neutral, warm and homely, while the third is a more intimate zone, which gets a third, own color. This is usually the lobby of the elevator. The three zones follow one after the other, while a vertical division also runs all the way through.
It's not just colors that ensure homeliness: unique seating furniture,
design light fixtures, elegant, round mirrors set the mood. The ceiling and the lights
We have also coordinated its color with the colors of the zones.
The layout of the zones is adapted to the floor plan, mostly the first and last entrance,
rotates, making these elements array-like.
You can also see a very rare solution: the PVC covering on the wall. While looking through the product range of the possible suppliers, we came across the exciting PVC solutions, which could also be brought into harmony with the walls in color.
Since this is originally a walking surface, it is quite durable, so objects that collide with it are less likely to damage it, and this durability was an important aspect in the case of busy lobbies.
We designed a total of 11 lobbies of four residential buildings (from A to D), each of which has a different layout, and almost all of them have unique solutions. In building C, for example, we designed a light installation simulating the falling of a tree leaf, where the movement is evoked by the lamps placed one above the other. The floor covering of several lobbies carries on the characteristic visual elements of BudaPart, with subtly separated, broken lines rhyming with the undulations of the Danube.
We received the BudaPart image manual from the contractor Property Market already during the tendering phase, and although its elements appear on the above-mentioned floor covering
most clearly, they pervade the entire concept - if only to ensure that the appearance of the lobbies we design is uniform despite the unique variations.
There was a very good cooperation, the original was not changed much until the end result
In contrast to residential building lobbies, that of the office building is more the result of a joint ideation, to which several participants of the project added their own. The rhythm and proportions of the glass covering of the wall behind the reception evoke the division of the building's striking facade. On the floor, the unique pavement division seen in the public areas of BudaPart flows into the interior.
Photos: Bálint Jaksa