Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
NURSERY in Nagykovácsi, Hungary by Földes és Társai Építésziroda
April 25th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Földes és Társai Építésziroda
During the design phase we strived to preserve the scales of the village. We chose the archetypical form of rural houses. Small independent pavilions were the bases of our spatial system which envelopes all three functions: a nursery, health visitor centre and a surgery. Shifting the volumes opened a small piazzetta at the entrance and intimate internal spaces were also formed which all present different exterior qualities. The volumes are interconnected via short glazed passageways.
Shifting of volumes also enabled the partition of the different functions. The entrance area serves all functions as well as the village as it acts as a meeting point for all. Covered external areas play a crucial role in forming. The entrance of the nursery is wedge-like crack in the volume. The southern side has great and deep loggias that protect the interior from the summer heat. Children may also play and sleep here protected from weather.
Hidden eaves, a homogeneous materiality on the elevation and the roof, and playful openings represent a contemporary formal language on these rural houses. The terracotta cover also appears in the entrance area as floor covering and suddenly forms benches as well.
We conceived the nursery to be a small village that has a main square and alleys; it has a definite border and homogeneous character; and has a scale that fits the village and also the small villagers inhabiting it.
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