Batlab gives consistency and homogeneity to a two-staired bedroom-loft in Budapest through a ribbon like object that acts simultaneously as floor and ceiling, stairs and bed.
The idea of the two-staired bedroom-loft, which is acting as the accented main element of the flat designed by Batlab in Budapest, was envisioned by a young couple.
The designers were trying to validate design and functionality equally, which resulted in their trying to achieve such consistency and homogeneity that can as well incorporate male and female differences.
The placement of the bed right above the door (as ordered by the clients) created a zigzagged geometry that became a ribbon waving towards the corners of the room and as doing so, started to shape and divide the space around it.
Sheet metal stairs enveloped in the ribbon form a male side, while the descending ribbon itself counters the former with female delicacy on the other side.
This ribbon like “object” acts simultaneously as floor and ceiling, stairs and bed, shelves and hidden storage. The aim was to compose a homogenous continuous ribbon, which was achieved by using painted fibreboards (MDF) on a steel supporting structure.
Breaking up the monochromatic whiteness of the living-room, the red-orange loft complemented by the built-in lighting became a vivid nuance in the simple apartment fitting the young style of our clients.
Youth to youth, Budapest
Architects: batlab (Gergő Batizi-Pócsi, Péter Batizi-Pócsi)
Structures: Benedek Kiss