Napur Architect Designs a Bowed Building for the Ethnography Museum in Budapest

12:00 - 23 May, 2016
Napur Architect Designs a Bowed Building for the Ethnography Museum in Budapest, Courtesy of Napur Architect
Courtesy of Napur Architect

Napur Architect has won the competition to design a new building for the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. On a site bordering Ötvenhatosok Square and adjacent to City Park, the building is one part of the Liget Budapest Project, aimed at renewing the civic space of the area with renovations to existing structures, rejuvenation of green spaces, and institutional additions. Besides the Ethnography Museum, City Park will be home to the House of Hungarian Music designed by Sou Fujimoto and a New National Gallery designed by SANAA.

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Coffice / GASPARBONTA

11:00 - 6 May, 2016
Coffice  / GASPARBONTA, © Bálint Jaksa Photography
© Bálint Jaksa Photography

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Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA

02:00 - 1 May, 2016
Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA, © Bálint Jaksa
© Bálint Jaksa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Lead Designer

    Gaspar Bonta
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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Hello Wood Announces Open Call for Team Leaders for Its Summer School

14:00 - 10 April, 2016
Hello Wood Announces Open Call for Team Leaders for Its Summer School, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

Budapest-based Hello Wood has announced an open call for team-leaders to participate in its award-winning summer school from July 14-22, 2016. The eight day Project Village program focuses on envisioning a design for a “new village model,” and then on building the imagined projects. The 2015 program brought together academics and students from more than 30 countries and 25 universities. This year, Project Village is looking for experienced architects, designers and artists to join the team in western Hungary, only two hours away from the capital.

The theme for the 2016 program is “Settling: The Rituals of Arrival,” which will explore the ways communities make themselves feel at home. Participants will be asked to build “a place of arrival, permanence, and connection," exploring in their designs the architectural aspects of settling, what makes a place feel like home, and the roles of hosts and guests.

MazelTov - 81Font / Studio Arkitekter

05:00 - 7 March, 2016
MazelTov - 81Font / Studio Arkitekter, © Dániel Dömölky
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See Budapest’s Landmarks in a New Light with Greg Florent’s “Budapest Daynight”

08:00 - 4 March, 2016
See Budapest’s Landmarks in a New Light with Greg Florent’s “Budapest Daynight”, © Greg Florent
© Greg Florent

Buda... Pest... two characters separated by the Danube.
Day... night... two atmospheres separated by an invisible thread.
Budapest, "pearl of Danube", knows how to seduce at any hour, so why choose, when one can enjoy all its charms at the same time?

Exploring the role of lighting in architectural photography, French photographer Greg Florent created “Budapest Daynight” during a two-month stint in Hungary. Taking thousands of photographs, Florent created magical composite photos capturing architectural landmarks in-between the two opposing times of day. Accompanying his gallery of resulting work, he has also produced time-lapses of each of his subjects, illustrating the way that lighting affects the character of a building.

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BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography

14:00 - 4 February, 2016
BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography , Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest

Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and OMA are some of 15 major practices that have been shortlisted in the second (and final) stage of a competition to design the new Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. The building will be one of four new museums being built in Hungary's 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) as part of the Liget Budapest project, which includes SANAA's Ludwig Museum and Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.

"For the first time since the foundation of the Museum of Ethnography that is, for over 140 years now, it has become possible to permanently place the museum in a building worthy for the collection, to be built specifically for this function. In addition, the construction of the new building of the Museum of Ethnography will solve another more than half a century problem: by relocating the institution, the Kúria (former Ministry of Justice) building, recently housing the museum, can regain its original function," says Liget Budapest.

The 15 finalists include: 

Zsolt Hlinka's Urban Symmetry Photographs Reimagine Danube River Architecture

06:00 - 27 January, 2016
Zsolt Hlinka's Urban Symmetry Photographs Reimagine Danube River Architecture , © Zsolt Hlinka
© Zsolt Hlinka

Budapest-born printmaker and photographer Zsolt Hlinka has created Urban Symmetry, a Wes Anderson reminiscent photo series depicting perfectly-symmetrical buildings on the banks of the Danube River. Using partial photos of the buildings, Hlinka creates fictitious compositions through reflections, resulting in new personalities and character in the portraits.

Hello Wood Creates Three Christmas Trees in Budapest, London and Manchester

04:00 - 21 December, 2015
Hello Wood Creates Three Christmas Trees in Budapest, London and Manchester, Three Christmas Trees in three European cities. Image © Miklós Vargha, Zsolt Szigetváry
Three Christmas Trees in three European cities. Image © Miklós Vargha, Zsolt Szigetváry

For the third consecutive year, Hello Wood—an international educational platform of design and architecture based in Hungary—have "rethought the Christmas Tree." Their three festive installations, in London, Manchester and Budapest, have been designed to live beyond the holiday season and will be recycled into new structures to help different causes in the New Year. "The role of architecture has changed a lot in the last few years," says Peter Pozsar, co-founder of Hello Wood. "Hello Wood represents this socially responsive architecture."

View the three projects after the break.

SANAA Selected to Design Hungary’s New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum

09:44 - 27 November, 2015
SANAA Selected to Design Hungary’s New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum , © SANAA
© SANAA

After having tied with Snøhetta in a restricted competition to design the New National Gallery -- Ludwig Museum in Budapest, SANAA’s proposal has ultimately been selected as the winner, following negotiations held over the past few months. The gallery and museum will be located in the 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) and are part of the larger Liget Budapest project, which seeks to revive the park by 2018 with the addition of five new museum buildings, including Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.  

Strict Elegance / batlab architects

05:00 - 21 November, 2015
Strict Elegance / batlab architects, © Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

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BAOBAO / 81 font

04:00 - 31 October, 2015
BAOBAO / 81 font, © Dániel Dömölky
© Dániel Dömölky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Sas u. 11, 1051 Hungary
  • Partner Architects

    Ádám Bajor + Péter Szendrő
  • Photographs

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Ilcsi Beauty Workshop / sporaarchitects

13:00 - 11 September, 2015
Ilcsi Beauty Workshop  / sporaarchitects, © Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Attila út 79, 1012 Hungary
  • Architects in Charge

    Ádám Hatvani, terhalozat; Attila Korompay
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Atelier YokYok Creates Wood Forest Installation in Budapest

08:00 - 5 September, 2015
Atelier YokYok Creates Wood Forest Installation in Budapest, Courtesy of Atelier YokYok
Courtesy of Atelier YokYok

Atelier YokYok, in partnership with Sammode, created a temporary geometric forest called “TREEDOM” for the 2015 Sziget Festival in Budapest. Constructed in nine days before the festival, and then dismounted in two days afterwards, the installation was composed of 37 wood poles, and over 200 boards, with the highest point extending 10 meters.

Parish Church of the Celestial Queen / 4 plusz Építész Stúdió

05:00 - 20 August, 2015
Parish Church of the Celestial Queen  / 4 plusz Építész Stúdió, © Albertszki Tamás
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Batthyány László Institute for the Blind / A4 Studio

18:00 - 31 July, 2015
Batthyány László Institute for the Blind / A4 Studio, Courtesy of A4 Studio
Courtesy of A4 Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Mátyás király utca 29, 1162 Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza, Viktória Dóczy, Sándor Gombár
  • Constructor

  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of A4 Studio

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MenoMenoPiu Proposes a Circular Form for the House of Hungarian Music

08:00 - 14 June, 2015
MenoMenoPiu Proposes a Circular Form for the House of Hungarian Music, Exterior. Image Courtesy of +imgs
Exterior. Image Courtesy of +imgs

Envisioning the House of Hungarian Music as the new center of distribution within Liget Park, MenoMenoPiu Architects proposed a circular form for the concert hall, facilitating circulation to and from the museum and within the park. Although not the final winner of the Liget-Budapest Competition, “The Circle” demonstrates an interesting organizational strategy and perspective on sound. 

Music Hall. Image Courtesy of +imgs Aerial View. Image Courtesy of +imgs Entrance. Image Courtesy of +imgs Exhibition Space. Image Courtesy of +imgs +14

Dekoratio Branding & Design Studio / Dekoratio

15:00 - 29 May, 2015
Dekoratio Branding & Design Studio / Dekoratio, © Balint Jaksa
© Balint Jaksa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Rózsa utca 36, 1077 Hungary
  • Graphic Design, Interior Design, Art Direction

  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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