Perched on uneven terrain in a former quarry, this present day cabin by Béres Architects embraces the nature of the website with a terrace that frames the rock face. Straightforward geometric lines and a stark black exterior highlight the natural shapes and selection of soft stone tones, the rectilinear volume divided in 2 by the central indoor/outside space.
The architects designed ‘Hideg House’ as an ‘abstract footprint of the family’s lifestyle, with 1 finish of the property containing the shared spaces and master bedroom, and the other providing a self-contained guest suite. The property was oriented around the availability of nature light and possibilities to frame the special landscape.
The client and his wife invested 3 years creating the property themselves, from clearing out the cliff site to producing customized furniture. The 2 living volumes are produced of sanded larch left in its normal colour, and are contained within a larch shell stained black to give the property a sense of depth.
Inside, white walls and timber-paneled flooring afford a bright and spacious come to feel. The terrace turns the rock wall into a veritable perform of art although also offering views of the woods on the other side.