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AVA's Sculptural House of Hungarian Music Takes Third for Liget Budapest

This past spring, the Liget Budapest competition was launched in the interest of finding new designs for planned cultural buildings in the Hungarian capital. One of these, the House of Hungarian Music, is to be a museum as well as a performance space set in Budapest City Park. Over 170 entries were submitted for the building, and of those, Andrea Vattovani Architecture’s proposal has taken third place. This gently curving and folding sculpture of a building aims to present the history of Hungarian music in an engaging setting, while creating an iconic landmark for the city of Budapest. Learn more, after the break.

Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto

Hello Wood’s Budapest “Charity Tree” Built from 5,000 Logs

Made from 5,000 pieces of firewood, Hello Wood’s “Charity Tree” installation stretches 11 meters high, 4.5 meters wide and weighs 150 quintals (15,000 kilograms).  Hello Wood worked with Design Terminal and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid to build the tree in one of Budapest’s central squares, and all of the firewood used in the temporary installation will be given to families in need in January.

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Miklós Vargha © Dániel Dömölky

Winery in Balaton Highland / SAGRA Architects

  • Architects: SAGRA Architects
  • Location: Szent György Hill, Hegymagas, Hungary
  • Architect In Charge: Sajtos Gábor
  • Design Team: Sajtos Gábor, Gilvesy Robert, Grand Gabriella, Virág Péter
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sajtos Gábor

© Sajtos Gábor © Sajtos Gábor © Sajtos Gábor © Sajtos Gábor

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Bikás Park Station / PALATIUM Studio

  • Architects: PALATIUM Studio
  • Location: Budapest, Tétényi Way, Hungary
  • Architects In Charge: Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Dóra Brückner, Zsolt Kosztolányi, Máté Antal
  • Area: 6180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio

  • Architects: PALATIUM Studio
  • Location: Budapest, Kálvin tér, 1092 Hungary
  • Architects In Charge: Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Dóra Brückner, Zsolt Kosztolányi, Máté Antal
  • Area: 6900.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Competition Entry: Fundamental Envisions “House of Hungarian Music” for Budapest

Fundamental has shared with us their vision for the House of Hungarian Music, as part of the Liget Budapest Competition. Inspired by the Neo-Baroque and Neo-Gothic spires of the park’s monuments which surrounding it, the modest house features a folded, white canopy rooftop which illuminates its surroundings and provides natural light deep into its interiors. 

More on Fundamental's proposal, after the break.

Temporary Exhibition . Image © Fundamental Concept. Image © Fundamental Site Plan. Image © Fundamental Section. Image © Fundamental

Competition Entry: SCStudio Transforms Budapest Park into "Urban Archipelago"

As part of the Liget Budapest Competition, SCStudio has shared their entry for the House of Hungarian Music. A transformation of an existing city park, the project is conceived as a sequence of cultural programs - an “urban archipelago” - connected by a “naturalistic promenade” of pathways and landscape within a preserved forested area.

© SCStudio © SCStudio © SCStudio Tree Preservation . Image © SCStudio

Benedetta Tagliabue Among Budapest Design Week's Special Guests

Featuring around 220 events spread out over 10 days, Budapest Design Week kicks off its 11th year on October 3rd. With exhibitions, workshops, lectures and a range of other events spread across all design disciplines, the program will suit all tastes - however, perhaps the highlight for architects will be the presence of Benedetta Tagliabue, Principle of EMBT, who will give a lecture on "Blending and Experimentation" on October 8th.

Read on after the break for more on Budapest Design Week.

Twin Stations / sporaarchitects

  • Architects: sporaarchitects
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Architects In Charge: Tibor Dékány, Sándor Finta, Ádám Hatvani, Orsolya Vadász
  • Design Team: Zsuzsa Balogh, Attila Korompay project architects, Bence Várhidi, Noémi Soltész, András Jánosi, Diána Molnár, Károly Stefkó
  • Area: 7100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Kocka Bar / MINUSPLUS

  • Architects: MINUSPLUS
  • Location: Budapest, Kazinczy Street 48, 1075 Hungary
  • Architect In Charge: Zsolt Alexa, Donát Rabb, Ákos Schreck, Ferenc Kis, Tímea Molnár, Szabina Pap, Balázs Turai
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Bertalan Soós

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Sauflon Centre of Innovation / Foldes Architects

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky

Wine Terrace and Spa / Gereben Marián Architects

  • Architects: Gereben Marián Architects
  • Location: Eger, Almagyar, 3300 Hungary
  • Architect In Charge: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián
  • Design Team: Gergely Álmos, Péter Mészáros, Tamás Mezey, Kálmán Nyilas
  • Area: 230.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Zsolt Frikker, Dávid Lukács, Balázs Marián

© Dávid Lukács © Balázs Marián © Dávid Lukács © Zsolt Frikker

Hello Wood 2014 Invites Student Teams to 'Play With Balance'

Set in the bucolic fields of Csórompuszta in the Hungarian countryside, the annual Hello Wood camp was recently back for its fifth year. Every year, students have one week to create wooden installations under the instruction of specially selected tutors, each of whom provide an outline idea of a project in response to a theme. This time around the challenge from the organizers was to "play with balance," which generated ideas that investigated the balance between opposing concepts - but also generated a whole lot of play, too. See all 14 of the weird and wonderful results after the break.

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Competition Entry Proposes Colorful Duo of Museums for Budapest

Italian design firm IaN+ has put forth their vision for a pair of museums along the Dòzsa Gyorgy Boulevard in Budapest, Hungary for the Liget Budapest International Competition. Connected by a central foyer, the two exhibition spaces will be based on a common grid of structural concrete walls whose cells will form galleries. One of these museums will be devoted to photography, the other to architecture, and each building, while similar in appearance, is designed to best accommodate the work they will display.

Architecture Museum Exterior. Image © IaN+ Architecture Museum Exterior. Image © IaN+ Architecture Museum Gallery. Image © IaN+ Architecture Museum Circulation Space. Image © IaN+

Gomba / Hetedik Müterem

  • Architects: Hetedik Müterem
  • Location: 1114 Budapest, Móricz Zsigmond körtér, Hungary
  • Architect In Charge: Levente Szabó DLA, Zsolt Gyüre
  • Co Architects: Orsolya Simon, Dávid Kohout, Balázs Biri
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tamás Szentirmai, Balázs Biri, Courtesy of Hetedik Müterem

© Tamás Szentirmai © Tamás Szentirmai © Tamás Szentirmai © Balázs Biri