Architect: TIMA Zoltán
The apartments are located in two buildings adjusted to the scale of the surrounding landscaped residential area, so they are oriented diversely. There is a comon basement under the two buildings, used for parking, accessed directly through a specially formed joint pedestrian and car entrance cut into the streetside retaining wall.
Rómer Flóris Street is the main street of the most prestigious residential area in the green belt of Buda. After the street had been developed in the beginning of the last century, the value of the neighbourhood increased, and a series of villas were built for members of the upper middle class. The property of two united plots is located on the northern side of the street, along the retaining wall running from the intersection with Margit Street as far as Orgona Street. The area is bordered by a 3 to 6 meters high retaining wall on the street side, providing good access for underground parking, so all the cars can be parked there without reducing the green area. Joint access to the underground parking and the pedestrian entrance of the buildings has been provided in the axis of the plot, through a new opening in the retaining wall, with a uniform architectural solution. There are 32 parking places in the common basement of the buildings. The terrain rises steeply about 4.5 to 5 metres towards the north, so the garage floor has been built as a ramp with a constant gradient of 5.8 degrees, parallel with the slope above. The area above the roof slab of the basement outside the contours of the houses has been filled and intensively landscaped as a roof garden.
Locating the 32 apartments in two units had two main reasons: the size of the two buildings could be adjusted to the smaller buildings of the neighbourhood and there were also aspects of the orientation. Almost all of the four or five apartments on each floor (two on the top floors) face two directions in this arrangement. The elevation of the ground floor level in the two buildings has been adjusted to the slope of the terrain, so there is a 2.05 meter difference of height between them. The buildings are accessible through the ground floor entrance hall on their northern side. The floors are connected by elevator and a staircase in each building. The image of the buildings is characterised by rationality and simplicity. The materials used and low-key architecture help to harmonize with the architectural environment, determined by villas built at the beginning of the last century.
Location: Budapest II Rómer Flóris utca 45-47.
Architect: TIMA Zoltán
Associate architects: NAGY Borbála, GÖMÖRY Kristóf, MOLNÁR J. Tibor
Landscape architect: CSONTOS Péter
Area: 3000 m2