During the reconstruction
of the villa housing the institute, cultural space and modern archive handling the estates of Arthur Koestler, György Petri, János Pilinszky, János Sziveri and Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész, the first and foremost wish of the customer was to create a contemporary, modern, 21st-century renovation and rethinking of the turn-of-the-century ideas.
It was also the customer’s wish to orient the design as a whole so that every detail of the house felt that this was not the state of the time, but a modern, very 21st-century renovation and rethinking of the turn-of-the-century spirituality. This is how the art deco-modern fusion was created, which, with its fine details and exquisite use of materials, commemorates the high-quality applied art of its great predecessors. The connecting thread is a geometric motif that appears in different scales and details in every corner of the building, evoking the world of both Hungarian and American art deco.