Nicole Jewell

Beautiful Long Brick House Showcases 100 Meters of Books in Hungary

by , 08/28/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery


Foldes Architects, Long Brick House, architecture, hungarian architecture, brick homes,

The bookworm owners of the Long Brick House were looking to create the perfect city escape where they could practice their literary love in a tranquil environment. Located on a slope in between the lush Pilis hillside and surrounded by local flora and fauna, the home was built around the original plants and trees found on the property. Thanks to the conservation of the natural landscape, the beautiful home now serves as the perfect setting to read while enjoying the surrounding views.

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When they’re not curled up with a good book on the open-air terrace, the owners can enjoy a long read inside, which offers personalized contemporary comfort. The giant “bookwall” is 17 meters long, with a beautiful window set in the middle, allowing for optimal natural light as one peruses the library’s broad selection. The combination of the 50 cm thick brick wall and concrete ceiling slab work to provide insulated temperature control on the inside.

+ Foldes Architects

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  1. Chandu Arsikere August 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

    What are the temperature conditions where this building is geographically located? Wanted to know detailed specification for walls, roof, glazings and the floor/underfloor wrt the insulation provided.
    This is a very innovative external appearance for the building.

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