BADACSONY, VILLA RANOLDER RECONSTRUCTION 2017
The Villa Ranolder (owned by a private client) stands on the southern slope of Badacsony, in the area of the Balaton-felvidéki (Balaton Uplands) National Park, surrounded by picturesque landscape. The site offers a wide panorama of the vineyards at the foot of the mountain, and the open water and coastal bays of Lake Balaton. The site is surrounded by vineyards and bordered by a basalt stone road on the south. The unique and characteristic basalt-pillars and palisades of Badacsony rise just a few hundred meters north. The two-story building was erected in the 1860s at the commission of János Ranolder, Bishop of Veszprém. The design shows a clear concept with a simple, yet practical layout and interior. Based on the available data, the villa was probably constructed in two main periods. The building is currently listed as a heritage asset. Our task was to reconstruct the Villa Ranolder in accordance with modern standards and expectations while keeping the architectural values of the original villa. The renovation and reconstruction left the outline, the façade, and the bulk of the building essentially unmodified; the ornate canopy-roof above the upper balcony - probably destructed in a minor reconstruction in the 20th century - was restored to its original state. The harmony between the villa and the natural and constructed elements of the landscape and environment remained untouched.
Péter Kis, Ilka Demény
Visualization by: Ilka Demény
BADACSONY BALATON EXTENTION ILKA DEMÉNY PÉTER KIS RECONSTRUCTION RESIDENTIAL BUILDING UNDERCONSTRUCTION VILLA VINEYARD WINERY