The main material was a natural slate cladding, it is both on the roof and the façade and it reinforces the geometric appearance of the building. The houses were fully built in wood and have a light structure.
The sustainability of the complex can be seen in the structural materials, the wood is local, concrete was used only for the foundation; in fact most houses even used the foundation from previous constructions. Some houses were also recycled for the sauna, restaurant, and bar buildings, which are still in progress. Thanks to its A shape, the space in the cabins was reduced and no tree had to be cut in their construction.
The new structures are very light, so cooling down during summer is essential. They chose a split air conditioning system, since people who inhabit these buildings during holidays come and go at irregular times and consumption is minimal. The building can also be heated in early spring and fall. The cabins are not in use during late fall and winter, so their energy consumption can be considered minimal.
PROJECT NAME: ZEN GARDEN RESORT ZÁNKA
Studio: Másfél Építész Stúdió / masfelstudio.com
Lead Architect: Péter Sebestyén
Other participants: Design team: Ádám Berta, András Kinászt, Péter Koronczi
Photographs: Péter Koronczi – Px2lab Architectural Visualisation