Pancho Arena / Tamás Dobrosi + Doparum Architects

01:00 - 21 August, 2014
Pancho Arena  / Tamás Dobrosi + Doparum Architects, © György Dénes
© György Dénes

© György Dénes © György Dénes © György Dénes © László Döme Jr. +31

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

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Hello Wood 2014 Invites Student Teams to 'Play With Balance', © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

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 +41

Competition Entry Proposes Colorful Duo of Museums for Budapest

01:00 - 26 July, 2014
Competition Entry Proposes Colorful Duo of Museums for Budapest, Exterior of the Architecture Museum. Image © IaN+
Exterior of the Architecture Museum. Image © IaN+

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+ +9

Gomba / Hetedik Müterem

01:00 - 25 July, 2014
Gomba / Hetedik Müterem , © Tamás Szentirmai
© Tamás Szentirmai
  • Architects

  • 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 +39

Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music, Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects
Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects

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')."

Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects Site Plan Diagrammatic Drawings +13

Nagyerdo Football Stadium / BORD

01:00 - 21 June, 2014
© Tibor Olah
© Tibor Olah
  • Architects

  • 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 © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky +52

Budapest Breaks Record with World’s Tallest LEGO Tower

00:00 - 2 June, 2014

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

00:00 - 10 May, 2014
Roman Catholic Church  / Tamás Nagy, © József Hajdú
© József Hajdú

© József Hajdú © József Hajdú © József Hajdú © József Hajdú +13

Hello Wood 2014

00:00 - 18 April, 2014
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.

Liget Budapest International Design Competition

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Liget Budapest International Design Competition

The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt. 100 % owned by the Hungarian State announce an open, international, two-stage design competition for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on the territory of the City Park Budapest. The construction of the new buildings, the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park, and the renovation of the institutions already present Liget Budapest will be one of Budapest’s leading, well-known tourist and cultural destinations and a unique family park recognised as such all over Europe.

Agora Szeged / BAHCS architects

20:00 - 23 February, 2014
Agora Szeged / BAHCS architects, © Zsolt Frikker
© Zsolt Frikker
  • Architects

  • Location

    Szeged, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    András Báger, Csaba Helmle
  • Fellow Architects

    Gabriella Antal, Nóra Báger, Balázs Turai, Tamás Tóth
  • Building Structures

    Péter Handa
  • Structural

    Roland Ambrus, Tamás Méri
  • Interior Design

    György Frank, Péter Fábián
  • Area

    7240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Zsolt Frikker © Zsolt Frikker © Zsolt Frikker © Zsolt Frikker +37

Espresso Embassy / sporaarchitects

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Espresso Embassy  / sporaarchitects, © Danyi Balázs
© Danyi Balázs
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Dékány Tibor, Hatvani Ádám
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Danyi Balázs © Danyi Balázs © Danyi Balázs © Danyi Balázs +15

Hideg House / Béres Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Hideg House / Béres Architects, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +28

SPAR Flagshipstore / LAB5 Architects

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
SPAR Flagshipstore / LAB5 Architects, © Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár
  • Architects

  • Location

    MOM Park Bevásárlóközpont, 1123 Budapest, Alkotás Street 53, Hungary
  • Design Team

    Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár +16

Christmas Tree Made of Sledges / Hello Wood

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
© Dániel Dömölky
© Dániel Dömölky

From a distance, it would seem a traditional Christmas tree has been erected in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. But upon closer inspection, a surprise is revealed- the tree is made up of 365 sledges. Designed by Hello Wood, an architecture and design studio based out of Hungary, the 11 meter tree will eventually be disassembled and the sledges given to the kids of SOS Children’s Village. Read more about the installation after the break...

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky +16

Golden Hall / A4 Studio

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Courtesy of A4 Studio
Courtesy of A4 Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Design Team

    Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of A4 Studio

Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio +18

Esterházy Etyeki Kúria Winery / BORD Architectural Studio

01:00 - 18 November, 2013
© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Duong Li Eszter © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +51

Cement Plant in Szentlőrinc / MHM Architects

01:00 - 6 October, 2013
Cement Plant in Szentlőrinc / MHM Architects, © Kurt Hörbst
© Kurt Hörbst
  • Architects

  • Location

    Szentlőrinc, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
  • General Contractor

    STRABAG Hungary
  • Process Technology Planning

    A TEC Production & Services GmbH
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Kurt Hörbst © Kurt Hörbst © Kurt Hörbst © Kurt Hörbst +33