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Grand Cabin in Balaton Upland, Hungary designed by Hello Wood Studio

The Budapest-based architectural studio Hello Wood Studio has designed ''Grand Cabin'' that is located in Balaton Upland, Csóromfölde, Hungary.

Project description by the architects:

How can you create space for lots of people in a small wooden cabin? The Grand Cabin Club is not a lonely retreat, but a place nestled in the forest which is perfect for socialising, dinners with friends or even house parties.

Even the shape of the building makes you think of cosy evenings playing board games with friends. Its A-shape gives it a nostalgic feel, especially for Central Europeans familiar with the Czech-style mountain lodges which inspired its design. The Grand Cabin Club compensates for some of the downsides of classical forms. It was built using pre-fabricated, made-to-measure wooden panels by Berger Houses and its huge glass windows offer magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

musicians in front of cabin playing music image © Tamás Bujnovszky

The cabin can comfortably accommodate eight people, but as many as twenty people could fit inside for a party. This was made possible because the builders did not separate the central space with walls or floors. What’s more, the two bedrooms and the bathroom are in ‘boxes’ which are accessible from inside but actually joined on to the outside of the cabin. These sleeping boxes, which open on to the interior of the cabin, and the large common space evoke one of the critical aspects of the Hello Wood camps - the blurring of boundaries between community and private areas.

wooden cabin with circular window image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Users will be able to make use of similar environmentally-friendly cabins in the future thanks to the technology behind this contemporary Hungarian pre-fabricated house.

pre fabricated wooden cabin house image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Grand Cabin in Balaton Upland, Hungary designed by Hello Wood Studioimage © Tamás Bujnovszky

sun light entering cabin house through circular window image © Tamás Bujnovszky

small rug in the cabin house image © Tamás Bujnovszky

cabin in the mountain image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Grand Cabin in Balaton Upland, Hungary designed by Hello Wood Studioimage © Tamás Bujnovszky

triangular cabin house image © Tamás Bujnovszky

 

Project name: Grand Cabin

Architecture firm: Hello Wood Studio

Designers & architects: Dávid Ráday, András Huszár, Péter Pozsár, Nóra Fekete, Csaba Bányai, Gyula Végh

Location: Balaton Upland, Csóromfölde, Hungary

Year: 2018

Floor area: 32 m² + capsules

Construction: 10 days

Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky


By Naser N. Ibrahim

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