After presenting the Lake Side Duplex House by Tóth Project Architecture Office, another modern residence from the studio caught our attention. The Garden Pond building can be found in a quiet, suburban residential park of Mosonmagyaróvár, in north-western Hungary. It is a one-family house for four persons. The layout and the functional connections got a special attention from the architects, since the one-family house reflects the practices of the members. The T-shape ground plan strings the rooms after each other in the simplest functional order. The outside appearance is fundamentally determined by three materials. The dark, rusty façade covering emphasizes the mass of the day block; it is enclosed by the white plastered building block. The greyish stone facing beside the entrance runs out both inside and outside along the wall forming the main axis of the whole building.
The interior design is also characterized by simplicity and individuality both in materials, colors and furniture. For furnishing, functionality and comfort were of primary importance, in order to preserve the spaciousness of the rooms. The surface combinations of white color and wooden effect dominate the entire house. The long circulation area is loosened with dark ribs which connect the spaces to each other running along the interiors. [Information provided via e-mail by Tóth Project Architecture Office; Photography by Zsolt Batár]