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Architects Construct Village of 14 Wooden Structures at Hello Wood 2016

16:30 - 19 August, 2016

Students and architects from over 30 countries have constructed a “village” of 14 wooden structures at Hello Wood’s Project Village 2016. Founded in 2010 as an art camp for students in architecture, art and design disciplines, Hello Wood has since grown into an award-winning interior summer school program focused on creating design through collaborative methods and bringing together the principles of architecture, art, innovation and social impact. The Project Village, conceived just last year, pushes these ideals to their limit by challenging students, teachers and designers to work together to create a new architecture of community at Hello Wood’s rural campus in Csoromfolde, Hungary.

Continue reading to see all 14 projects with descriptions from the designers.

Nartarchitects Designs Dramatic Museum in Former Coal Mine

06:00 - 19 July, 2016
Nartarchitects Designs Dramatic Museum in Former Coal Mine, Courtesy of Nartarchitects
Courtesy of Nartarchitects

NARTARCHITECTS has released the plans for its Csontváry Museum in Pécs, Hungary, which will feature the work of Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, a Hungarian painter known for his technical skill and spiritual messages.

The design of the Museum reflects Csontváry’s symbolic and interpretive work. Rather than utilizing the typical “plaza-museum” typology, the Csontváry Museum will be located on the outskirts of the city in a crater of a former coal mine near a lake. Through this location, the space gives a dramatic ambiance suited to its program.

Napur Architect Designs a Bowed Building for the Ethnography Museum in Budapest

12:00 - 23 May, 2016
Napur Architect Designs a Bowed Building for the Ethnography Museum in Budapest, Courtesy of Napur Architect
Courtesy of Napur Architect

Napur Architect has won the competition to design a new building for the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. On a site bordering Ötvenhatosok Square and adjacent to City Park, the building is one part of the Liget Budapest Project, aimed at renewing the civic space of the area with renovations to existing structures, rejuvenation of green spaces, and institutional additions. Besides the Ethnography Museum, City Park will be home to the House of Hungarian Music designed by Sou Fujimoto and a New National Gallery designed by SANAA.

Courtesy of Napur Architect Courtesy of Napur Architect Courtesy of Napur Architect Courtesy of Napur Architect +6

TD House / sporaarchitects

02:00 - 7 May, 2016
TD House  / sporaarchitects, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +30

Coffice / GASPARBONTA

11:00 - 6 May, 2016
Coffice  / GASPARBONTA, © Bálint Jaksa Photography
© Bálint Jaksa Photography

© Bálint Jaksa Photography © Bálint Jaksa Photography © Bálint Jaksa Photography © Bálint Jaksa Photography +52

Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA

02:00 - 1 May, 2016
Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA, © Bálint Jaksa
© Bálint Jaksa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Lead Designer

    Gaspar Bonta
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa +29

Office in Debrecen / Archiko Kft

05:00 - 24 April, 2016
Office in Debrecen  / Archiko Kft, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Debrecen, Ötmalom utca 5, 4029 Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Péter Kovács DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts)
  • Area

    237.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +37

MazelTov - 81Font / Studio Arkitekter

05:00 - 7 March, 2016
MazelTov - 81Font / Studio Arkitekter, © Dániel Dömölky
© Dániel Dömölky

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky +29

See Budapest’s Landmarks in a New Light with Greg Florent’s “Budapest Daynight”

08:00 - 4 March, 2016
See Budapest’s Landmarks in a New Light with Greg Florent’s “Budapest Daynight”, © Greg Florent
© Greg Florent

Buda... Pest... two characters separated by the Danube.
Day... night... two atmospheres separated by an invisible thread.
Budapest, "pearl of Danube", knows how to seduce at any hour, so why choose, when one can enjoy all its charms at the same time?

Exploring the role of lighting in architectural photography, French photographer Greg Florent created “Budapest Daynight” during a two-month stint in Hungary. Taking thousands of photographs, Florent created magical composite photos capturing architectural landmarks in-between the two opposing times of day. Accompanying his gallery of resulting work, he has also produced time-lapses of each of his subjects, illustrating the way that lighting affects the character of a building.

© Greg Florent © Greg Florent © Greg Florent © Greg Florent +10

Mountain Hut at Galyateto / NARTARCHITECTS

05:00 - 22 February, 2016
Mountain Hut at Galyateto / NARTARCHITECTS, Courtesy of NARTARCHITECTS
Courtesy of NARTARCHITECTS
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mátraszentimre, Galyatető, 3234 Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Csaba Kovacs, Aron Vass-Eysen
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of NARTARCHITECTS

Courtesy of NARTARCHITECTS Courtesy of NARTARCHITECTS Courtesy of NARTARCHITECTS Courtesy of NARTARCHITECTS +25

Lookout Tower at Galyateto / Nartarchitects

11:00 - 18 February, 2016
Lookout Tower at Galyateto / Nartarchitects, © Tamas Bujnovszky
© Tamas Bujnovszky

© Csaba Kovacs © Aron Vass-Eysen © Andras Ladocsi © Andras Ladocsi +14

BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography

14:00 - 4 February, 2016
BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography , Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest

Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and OMA are some of 15 major practices that have been shortlisted in the second (and final) stage of a competition to design the new Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. The building will be one of four new museums being built in Hungary's 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) as part of the Liget Budapest project, which includes SANAA's Ludwig Museum and Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.

"For the first time since the foundation of the Museum of Ethnography that is, for over 140 years now, it has become possible to permanently place the museum in a building worthy for the collection, to be built specifically for this function. In addition, the construction of the new building of the Museum of Ethnography will solve another more than half a century problem: by relocating the institution, the Kúria (former Ministry of Justice) building, recently housing the museum, can regain its original function," says Liget Budapest.

The 15 finalists include: 

Hello Wood Creates Three Christmas Trees in Budapest, London and Manchester

04:00 - 21 December, 2015
Hello Wood Creates Three Christmas Trees in Budapest, London and Manchester, Three Christmas Trees in three European cities. Image © Miklós Vargha, Zsolt Szigetváry
Three Christmas Trees in three European cities. Image © Miklós Vargha, Zsolt Szigetváry

For the third consecutive year, Hello Wood—an international educational platform of design and architecture based in Hungary—have "rethought the Christmas Tree." Their three festive installations, in London, Manchester and Budapest, have been designed to live beyond the holiday season and will be recycled into new structures to help different causes in the New Year. "The role of architecture has changed a lot in the last few years," says Peter Pozsar, co-founder of Hello Wood. "Hello Wood represents this socially responsive architecture."

View the three projects after the break.

Super Computer Center / NAPUR Architect

02:00 - 20 December, 2015
Super Computer Center / NAPUR Architect, © Tamas Bujnovszky
© Tamas Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Debrecen, Kassai út, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    FERENCZ, Marcel DLA
  • Co-architect

    DETARI, Gyorgy
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky +42

SANAA Selected to Design Hungary’s New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum

09:44 - 27 November, 2015
SANAA Selected to Design Hungary’s New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum , © SANAA
© SANAA

After having tied with Snøhetta in a restricted competition to design the New National Gallery -- Ludwig Museum in Budapest, SANAA’s proposal has ultimately been selected as the winner, following negotiations held over the past few months. The gallery and museum will be located in the 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) and are part of the larger Liget Budapest project, which seeks to revive the park by 2018 with the addition of five new museum buildings, including Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.  

Strict Elegance / batlab architects

05:00 - 21 November, 2015
Strict Elegance / batlab architects, © Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

© Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász +21

Hello Wood 2015: It Takes a Village to Raise Outstanding Architecture

06:00 - 12 November, 2015
Hello Wood 2015: It Takes a Village to Raise Outstanding Architecture , Mazzocchio. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky
Mazzocchio. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Set in the depths of rural HungaryHello Wood has emerged from the landscape for its 2015 edition, entitled 'Project Village'. Since 2010, the Hungarian-led collective of architects, designers, students and artists have gathered from around the world to create temporary wooden installations. Now in its sixth year, Hello Wood was realized with the help of 150 volunteers from 30 countries, and co-curated by Johanna Muszbek, with the shared vision to build a series of community-driven pavilions. Together the teams created fifteen unique wooden pavilions, each centred on a different component of the architecture of a village. 

The Towers. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky Tea Totem. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky +46

BAOBAO / 81 font

04:00 - 31 October, 2015
BAOBAO / 81 font, © Dániel Dömölky
© Dániel Dömölky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Sas u. 11, 1051 Hungary
  • Partner Architects

    Ádám Bajor + Péter Szendrő
  • Photographs

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky +14