Regisztráció és bejelentkezés

Összenyitott egységek: Panelház adaptálása kreatív használatra

Transformation of “panel houses” presents us with potential challenges and opportunities. In our case, the “black” panel houses in Kelenföld raise the question of how would this cell-type structure which incentivizes solitary life, be utilized to encourage communal living.

To examine this potential, our program aims to provide a variety of spaces for 30 architecture students, who have specific personal, social and professional needs.

We believe the traditional division of circulation and primary spaces is counterproductive to our aim to create meaningful interaction between the students, therefore by merging the two and providing only the minimum of necessary individual space, we would be able to create a branching system of connected spaces flowing into each other, that would have different levels of usage and traffic, which results in a spectrum of introverted and extroverted living.

Although the strict modular system of these buildings limits our freedom to a certain degree, their repetitiveness and homogeneity can be read as a non-hierarchic and polyvalent spatial system which is open to functional interpretation. This provides the perfect opportunity to design spaces with fluid functionality.

In order to establish a sense of identity as well as a certain feeling of responsibility towards their environment, each constituting block would have unique features and functions. Moreover, this would create the need to visit different blocks to access certain functions which in turn increases the overall interaction between the students.

Considering this transformation from a sustainability point of view, it is crucial to maintain this attitude within the design. Therefore using affordable material with a low carbon footprint and designing low-tech solutions that could be built by the students themselves is a priority.

*Panelház is the common term for prefabricated block of flats built during the socialist era in Hungary



  • Dadpour Siavash
    Építészmérnöki mesterképzési szak osztatlan
    egységes, osztatlan képzés
  • Hamdan Nour
    Építészmérnöki mesterképzési szak osztatlan
    egységes, osztatlan képzés


  • Weiszkopf András
    tanársegéd, Lakóépülettervezési Tanszék