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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


  • 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

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Sauflon Centre of Innovation / Foldes Architects

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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.

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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

Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

Ziya İmren Architects have proposed a "symphonic architectural poem dedicated to Franz Liszt and Béla Viktor János Bartók" as part of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition launched earlier this year. The architects' approach is based on the pioneering compositional methods of Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok. The design proposal brings "thematic inspiration to the fore by restructuring the classical system of a symphonic work into the form of poetry as a gesamtkunstwerk (a 'total work of art')."

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Nagyerdo Football Stadium / BORD

© Tibor Olah
© Tibor Olah
  • Architects: BORD
  • Location: Debrecen, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge: Peter Bordas
  • Co-ordinating architect: Robert Benke
  • Design Team: Robert Gulyas, Gabriella Gaspar, Annamaria Holovits, Tamas Mezey, Timea Szabo, Julia Szendroi,Tamas Tolvaj, Annamaria Toth, Kata Zih
  • Area: 7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tibor Olah, Tamas Bujnovszky

© Tibor Olah © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky

Budapest Breaks Record with World’s Tallest LEGO Tower

Official Danish LEGO constructors have teamed up with locals in Budapest, Hungary to build the world’s tallest LEGO tower. Rising 34.76 meters (114 feet) in front of the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the towering spire was officially registered with the Guinness book of World Records for breaking the US’ previous record of 34.43 meters on May 25th. The structure was made of 450,000 colorful bricks and appropriately topped with an oversized, Hungarian-built Rubik's Cube. 

Roman Catholic Church / Tamás Nagy

  • Architects: Tamás Nagy
  • Location: Gödöllő, Hungary
  • Area: 1340.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: József Hajdú

© József Hajdú © József Hajdú © József Hajdú © József Hajdú

Hello Wood 2014

Hello Wood is an international art program, taking place in Csorompuszta, the countryside of Hungary between July 19 and July 27, 2014.All work, produced there, carries two attributes: it’s mostly from wood and it’s characterized by an interplay of art and social commitment. Hello Wood integrates various fields of art, design and science; it creates community and encourages talent. It brings together students and professionals from across borders, moreover it connects everyday people with the designer community.

This year, participants will have the opportunity to create 12 wood installations. To participate, you need to fill out the application form until May 16. The organization is also having an open call for workshop leaders. 

All the information regarding the event, participation and workshop leaders after the break.