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Hungarian architects tip tiny house design on its side

Cabin Balaton - Attila Béres and Éva Baráth, Hungary

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Vonyarcvashegy, Hungary, Cabin Balaton emerges as a testament to contemporary architectural innovation intertwined with the timeless allure of nature. Conceived by Attila Béres and Éva Baráth, this Scandinavian-style cabin house redefines the concept of retreat, by tipping a classic building design on its side.
The vision behind Cabin Balaton was to create an accommodation that resonates with today’s trends, catering to the growing demand for a deep connection with nature and a desire for retreat from the hustle of urban life. Drawing inspiration from the rich tradition of forest cabins in North America and Scandinavia, the designers sought to craft a space where guests could find solace amidst the tranquility of the outdoors.

“We wanted to create an accommodation building that allows the cabin itself and the guests staying in it to become a little part of nature, as it is easier to slow down and relax,” explains Attila Béres. With this philosophy in mind, the cabin features an entire glass facade facing the forest, inviting the natural beauty of the surroundings indoors.
Practicality and sustainability were at the forefront of the design process, with a focus on efficient energy use and the integration of high-quality, natural materials. “During the planning process, we paid special attention to the use of the values ​​of the site, which is reminiscent of a field and overlooks a hillside covered with trees, and to tune the view to the skyline,” notes Éva Baráth.

From an aesthetic standpoint, Cabin Balaton embodies modern elegance seamlessly integrated into its natural surroundings. The inverted square block mass houses the main rooms of the accommodation, with the bedroom situated along the fully glazed facade to maximize views of the forest. A dining room and bathroom complete the layout, offering guests a comfortable and intimate retreat.

The construction of Cabin Balaton marks a milestone in contemporary architecture, offering guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature without compromising on comfort. “Our goal was to create a hotel room with a unique, intimate environment that blends into nature and make it widely available to guests,” shares Attila Béres.

Guests can book a stay at Cabin Balaton via Airbnb with accommodation rates starting from €169 per night.

Cabin Balaton

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