New House of Freedom

architects Ágnes Borsos, Zoltán Bachman
project Weekend House, Kővágószőlős, Hungary


Kővágószőlős has been identified as a part of the most ancient opened up settlement in the Pécs region so far. A 4000-year-old soil-built Celtic castle proves that it has been a popular settlement among inhabitants since ancient times. Today, it is wooded parkland with the nature conservation and monument protection status. Since the 1950s, as a matter of being in the neighbourhood of the socialist large-scale industry such as uranium mining, local residents – the miners – were only allowed by the authorities to build small sized, hut-like buildings.