The 40 m2 flat in Budapest Hungary was designed by Suto Interior Architects in Budapest, Hungary. The design concept given by the client was to rebuild a flat, which was before used by an older generation, to modernize for well-organized bachelors. The architects used smart, cool solutions with masculine colors and use of materials. The spaces are leading and reflecting to each other, the flat is only 430 square feet (40 square meters) all together, but feels much more spacious.
Every interior detail is prepared with meticulous care and has a function. Because of the “put the space into space” design concept there are no unnecessary walls and hallways. The furniture has the function of separating different areas. Surfaces are used for storing everywhere, systems of drawers, shelves and storage units, which were customized and designed to suit the life style of the client. Their surfaces are uniformly painted grey throughout the whole flat.
The wall is covered with grey “Elitis” wallpaper. It is also used to intensify the muscular character of the living room area. In the forefront is a Flos Toio lamp from 1962, which could be defined as an artwork. A painting is from a Hungarian contemporary artist, Zsuzsi Csiszér with the Vitra Suita sofa of Antonio Citterio fills and creates this space. They both reflect to the sensitivity of the owner, their presence is unquestionable.
The living room and the kitchen are separated by a glass wall, which holds the television and the air conditioning as well. Its elegant style is softened and linked with the grey surfaces by colorful Kristalia bar chairs.
The home office is located at the light end of the kitchen, in its front a high table functions to stop us from looking inside. Placing the home office here was necessary to be able to keep the space airy and elegantly ordered in the living room. The home office and the kitchen blend into each other. It is not clear where one ends and the other begins.
The bedroom is both calm and pulsating. A darker grey, retro and a Tom Dixon table lamp define its milieu.
The different shades of grey are completed with rustic oak parquet.
The boiler and the washing-drying machine are hidden behind a door, which can slide into the wall. The Mirage Nolita surfaces imitating concrete and the tube lights running from the mirror to the ceiling make the open bathroom look so cool.
There is no classical bathroom. This function is fulfilled by a tall spacious sink and built shower in an area which is cut out off from the common spaces.
Photos: Zsolt Batar
The basement of a building in Budapest, Hungary, spotted on Casa Vogue, has been transformed into an industrial loft occupying a living area of 2,152 square feet (200 square meters). With a certain bucolic air and many masculine touches the environment is well-distributed and integrated in an intimate yet dynamic and comfortable setting. The home has been decorated by stylist Beatrix Torma, the property draws attention for its architecture with its large windows on all side, which brings clarity to the interiors. The kitchen is attached to the living room on one side and on the other is a winery, dining room and library.
The environments are divided by the punctual distribution of furnishings. The existence of wood throughout the dwellings helps to soften the industrial tone. A mix of materials of aluminum, brass, copper, cement creates a dialogue with somewhat lighter materials of glass, wood ceiling, the cement wall in the dining room and bedroom and the black lacquer wall of arched windows where there is a fireplace.
Photos: Imre Barna