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
© József Hajdú
© József Hajdú
  • Architects

    Tamás Nagy
  • Location

    Gödöllő, Hungary
  • Area

    1340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    József Hajdú

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

Hello Wood 2014

00:00 - 18 April, 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

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
© 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
© Danyi Balázs
© Danyi Balázs

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

Hideg House / Béres Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

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

SPAR Flagshipstore / LAB5 Architects

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
© 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 © 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
  • Architects

  • Location

    Öreghegy, Hungary
  • Head Architects

    Péter Bordás
  • Assistant Architects

    Róbert Benke, Annamária Holovits, Ildikó Pém, Júlia Szendrői, Tamás Tolvaj
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Tamás Bujnovszky, Duong Li Eszter

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

Cement Plant in Szentlőrinc / MHM Architects

01:00 - 6 October, 2013
© Kurt Hörbst
© Kurt Hörbst

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

BigO / CODA

00:00 - 5 October, 2013
© Somoskoi Gabor
© Somoskoi Gabor
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vigántpetend, Csórompuszta, 8294 Hungary
  • Project Architects

    Enrique Soriano y Pep Tornabell de CODA BarcelonaTech
  • Design Team

    Peter Krompáczki, Alma Tóth, Dóri Komlóssy, Akos Takacs, Paul, Irina , Marta Ventura, Daphne Zografou
  • Project Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Somoskoi Gabor, Donat Kekesi, Enrique Soriano, Peter Krompáczki

© Somoskoi Gabor © Donat Kekesi © Enrique Soriano © Donat Kekesi +14

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center / Foldes Architects

00:00 - 22 September, 2013
© Tamas Bujnovszky
© Tamas Bujnovszky

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky +29

House in Budapest / ZSK Architects

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    László Kalmár, Balázs Rose, Zsolt Zsuffa
  • Interior Design

    János Szepesi
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Tamás Bujnovszky , Zsolt Zsuffa

© Zsolt Zsuffa © Zsolt Zsuffa © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +19

Budapest Music Center / Art1st Design Studio

01:00 - 2 September, 2013
© Tamás, Bujonovszky
© Tamás, Bujonovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    1093 Budapest, Mátyás Street 8, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel, Taraczky, Dorottya, Gőz, Abdel Rahim, Chehadé
  • Structural Engineer

    Ödenburger Építészeti és Mérnöki Iroda
  • Civil Engineers

    Dezső, Hensler, Krisztina, Csepregálovics
  • Mechanical Engineers

    Attila, Lucz, Ervin, Barta
  • Photographs

    Tamás, Bujonovszky

© Tamás, Bujonovszky © Tamás, Bujonovszky © Tamás, Bujonovszky © Tamás, Bujonovszky +40

Hello Wood 2013: Step Closer!

01:00 - 17 August, 2013
POLIPHONY. Image © Kékesi Donát
POLIPHONY. Image © Kékesi Donát

Back for its fourth year, the creative camp Hello Wood was held last month in Hungary, set in the countryside north of Lake Balaton. At Hello Wood, 120 young designers and architects worked with leading experts to create installations which approach issues of society and community in architecture, ideas encompassed by this year's motto "Step Closer!" Twelve teams had one week to create these installations using timber as their primary material, with the projects being judged and a winner awarded at the end of the week.

Read on to find out about the installations, and which one was judged the winner, after the break

POLIPHONY. Image © Kékesi Donát e-motion TRACK. Image © Kékesi Donát Panorama Peep Hole. Image © Kékesi Donát BigO. Image © Kékesi Donát +14

Black Magic House / T2.a Architects

01:00 - 5 June, 2013
© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

© Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár +30