This building, with its wide massing and strong cornices, is located on a street in Óbuda that was parcelled out a few years ago. The designers of the Bényei Studio have taken a recently neglected architectural gesture – the importance of the entrance – as their banner for the design of their new, generous house.

An entrance always symbolizes the passage between two states, two worlds – between the known and the unknown, between light and darkness, between wealth and poverty – a doorway thus opens onto a mystery, writes Jean Chevalier-Alain Gheerbrant (Dictionnaire des Symboles. Seghers, Paris, 1973-74), because it not only shows the way, but invites us to cross it.