MINDSZENTKÁLLA, ORANGERY 2002
The burnt-out former farm building stands in the middle of a large, wild growing garden. As a result of the fire, the truss has collapsed; with the disappearance of the bulk of the roof once wedging in between the spaces of the garden, special visual connections have been revealed. During the reconstruction, these connections - which also served as an inspiration for the new function of the building - were preserved: we transformed the building into an orangery, providing tropic and Mediterranean plants a shelter during winter.
The steel framework of the roof is designed to be as fine as possible: the material-saving structure consists only of rafters, strengthened by glass panels placed between them. The details of the roofing and the ridge were designed similar to shingle roofs: two glass panels meet at the ridge, one extending beyond the other to give protection from the characteristic wind.
Péter Kis, Tamás Ükös
Photo by: Péter Kis