Holiday Cottage / Tóth Project Architect Office

01:00 - 25 January, 2015
Holiday Cottage / Tóth Project Architect Office, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +19

Liget Budapest Awards Graeme Massie Architects' Museum of Ethnography Third Place

01:00 - 4 January, 2015
Liget Budapest Awards Graeme Massie Architects' Museum of Ethnography Third Place, Garden View. Image © Graeme Massie Architects
Garden View. Image © Graeme Massie Architects

Recent participants in the Liget Budapest design competition, Graeme Massie Architects have taken home third place for their proposed Museum of Ethnography design. The museum, one of five museums planned for the Liget Budapest development, is located at the very corner of Budapest City Park and is meant to act as a welcoming landmark for the city. Graeme Massie fulfills this requirement in a unique fashion, creating a building that is instantly recognizable, but still manages to blend with its surroundings. Learn more, after the break.

Permanent Exhibition Space. Image © Graeme Massie Architects Children's Museum. Image © Graeme Massie Architects Tower View. Image © Graeme Massie Architects Lobby. Image © Graeme Massie Architects +39

Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums, Street View. Image © LEAD
Street View. Image © LEAD

Taking home third place in the Liget Budapest competition, the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design (LEAD) has proposed a colorful design for Budapest’s new photography and architecture museums. A stunning shade of blue, the undulating buildings will mark the entrance to Budapest City Park, and provide a new cultural hotspot for Hungary’s capital city. Learn more about them, after the break.

Aerial View. Image © LEAD Library- Museum of Architecture. Image © LEAD Roof View- Photo Museum. Image © LEAD Park VIew. Image © LEAD +55

GSMM Takes Home Second with Twin Buildings Proposal for Liget Budapest

01:00 - 1 January, 2015
GSMM Takes Home Second with Twin Buildings Proposal for Liget Budapest, Ground View from Boulevard. Image © GSMM
Ground View from Boulevard. Image © GSMM

The Liget Budapest Competition, a call for proposals for five new cultural buildings in Hungary’s capital, has recently announced a few of its winners. Design firm GSMM architetti Giorgio Santagostino- Monica Margarida was awarded second place for their proposal for a paired Photo Museum and Museum of Hungarian Architecture. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery in Berlin, these twin buildings aspire to create a cultural focal point in Budapest, and to revitalize for the City Park.

Model Photo. Image © GSMM Aerial View. Image © GSMM Ground View from Park. Image © GSMM Museum of Architecture Entrance Hall. Image © GSMM +55

Nature Guides Kengo Kuma’s House of Hungarian Music Proposal for Liget Budepest

01:00 - 30 December, 2014
Nature Guides Kengo Kuma’s House of Hungarian Music Proposal for Liget Budepest , Museum Shop and Cafe Entrance. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Museum Shop and Cafe Entrance. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates

The Liget Budapest Competition has recently announced its winners, and Kengo Kuma and Associates has taken home honorable mention for their House of Hungarian Music design. Conceived as a house in the woods, the proposal seeks to embed itself in the landscape, having a low impact on the natural environment while becoming a focal point of Budapest’s urban environment.

Reception Area. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates Atrium. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates Office Entrance. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates Aerial View. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates +28

ARCVS Takes Second Place in Liget Budapest House of Music Competition

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
ARCVS Takes Second Place in Liget Budapest House of Music Competition, Exterior View- Summer. Image © ARCVS
Exterior View- Summer. Image © ARCVS

The Liget Budapest Architecture Competition has recently announced the winners for Budapest’s new Hungarian House of Music museum design. Coming in second place is architecture firm ARCVS Projektni biro. Their proposal takes the form of an 8-pointed star-shaped dome, held up by a veritable forest of columns. This uncommon shape provides numerous places, both indoors and out, for education, leisure, and exhibition, establishing itself as a prominent destination for the people of Budapest. Learn more, after the break.

Interior View- Lecture Hall. Image © ARCVS Exterior View- Winter. Image © ARCVS Exterior View- Winter Night. Image © ARCVS Exterior View- Performance Space. Image © ARCVS +35

BFarchitecture Takes Second Place in Liget Budapest Museum of Ethnography Competition

01:00 - 27 December, 2014
BFarchitecture Takes Second Place in Liget Budapest Museum of Ethnography Competition, Courtesy of BFarchitecture
Courtesy of BFarchitecture

A few days ago, the winning design for the new Liget Budapest Museum of Ethnography was revealed. BFarchitecture, awarded second place, has just released their design proposal, which weaves the city and park of Városliget together by flowing the public along the Dózsa György út through the procession of the building.

Courtesy of BFarchitecture Courtesy of BFarchitecture Courtesy of BFarchitecture Courtesy of BFarchitecture +25

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

01:00 - 26 December, 2014
AVA's Sculptural House of Hungarian Music Takes Third for Liget Budapest, Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto
Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto

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 +40

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

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
Hello Wood’s Budapest “Charity Tree” Built from 5,000 Logs, © Dániel Dömölky
© Dániel Dömölky

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 +23

Youth to Youth / batlab

01:00 - 21 December, 2014
Youth to Youth / batlab, © Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Gergő Batizi-Pócsi, Péter Batizi-Pócsi
  • Structural Designer

    Benedek Kiss
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász +13

Winery in Balaton Highland / SAGRA Architects

01:00 - 1 November, 2014
Winery in Balaton Highland / SAGRA Architects, © Sajtos Gábor
© Sajtos Gábor
  • 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 +24

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Bikás Park Station / PALATIUM Studio

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Budapest Underground Line M4 - Bikás Park Station / PALATIUM Studio, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • 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 +21

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

From the architects: Underground line M4 in Budapest has been the largest infrastructure project of the city for the last decades. Keeping in mind that the quality of public transport areas are an essential part of the general environment of city life, the client chose architects and collected ideas for the project through a national competition in 2004.

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

00:00 - 18 October, 2014
Competition Entry: Fundamental Envisions “House of Hungarian Music” for Budapest, © Fundamental
© Fundamental

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 +11

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

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Competition Entry: SCStudio Transforms Budapest Park into "Urban Archipelago", © SCStudio
© SCStudio

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 +22

Benedetta Tagliabue Among Budapest Design Week's Special Guests

00:00 - 23 September, 2014
Benedetta Tagliabue Among Budapest Design Week's Special Guests, EMBT's Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona. Image © Ceramica Cumella
EMBT's Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona. Image © Ceramica Cumella

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

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Twin Stations / sporaarchitects, Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky
Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • 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

Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky +41

The Long Brick House / Foldes Architects

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
The Long Brick House  / Foldes Architects, © Levente Sirokai
© Levente Sirokai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pilisborosjenő, Hungary
  • Architects in Charge

    Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
  • Area

    138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Levente Sirokai © Levente Sirokai © Levente Sirokai © Levente Sirokai +37