We always wanted to work with wool which is the
symbol of warmness for us. We wanted to keep
the material in its own pure presence.
Designed together with Marton Low.
Photos by Simon Platter.
At first we had an idea to make an unconventional individual space for being in silence. We would understand this space as a kind of outhouse, where we get rid of our mental excesses.There are two kinds of positions inside, one for sitting and one for laying.The two positions can be seen as the speaker and the
listener position, envisioning a therapeutic situation with ourselves.
The three main characteristics of the small house are the timber base, the wool walls with wooden sticks and the tin roof with a small opening on the top.The two layers of wool insulates the house while providing special texture and smell indoors and outdoors. We didn't want to make something where we display natural wool, we wanted to make a small house which happened to have wool walls.From outside the building has an industrial like appearance making us courious about the interior space.
This house was designed with Marton Low and has been built as part of an architectural festival in Hungary called Hello Wood.The prefabricated tin roof was made by a tinsmith friend of ours. The team members who have built the house with us were Riederauer Dóra, Winkler Márk, Alžběta Brůhová, Harriet Dyke, Lenneke Slangen, Tina Peirlinck, Elek Jozsef and Simon Platter.