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Central European University / O’Donnell + Tuomey

03:00 - 14 June, 2017
Central European University / O’Donnell + Tuomey , © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +77

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
  • Directors

    Sheila O’Donnell & John Tuomey
  • Associate

    Mark Grehan
  • Project Architect

    Ciara Reddy
  • Local Architect

    Teampannon
  • Project Architect (Teampannon)

    Máté Hidasnémeti
  • Area

    15638.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Transparent Solutions / Tóth Project Architect Office

05:00 - 13 June, 2017
Transparent Solutions / Tóth Project Architect Office, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +31

3 Stories / GASPARBONTA

02:00 - 2 April, 2017
3 Stories / GASPARBONTA, © Bálint Jaksa Photography
© Bálint Jaksa Photography

© Bálint Jaksa Photography    © Bálint Jaksa Photography    © Bálint Jaksa Photography    © Bálint Jaksa Photography    +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Gaspar Bonta
  • Assistant Designer

    Orsolya Lőrincz
  • Area

    128.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

3in1 / batlab architects

11:00 - 6 February, 2017
© Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

© Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architects in Charge

    Gergő Batizi-Pócsi, Péter Batizi-Pócsi
  • Area

    110.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Explore Budapest's Art Deco and Bauhaus Staircases Through This Photo Series

06:00 - 31 January, 2017

Fine arts and commercial photographer Balint Alovits has released Time Machine, his latest photo series documenting Art Deco and Bauhaus staircases throughout Budapest, Hungary.

Shown from the same central perspective, the photographs “create a new dimension by splitting space and time, staying within the visual limits of the project’s concept, while the perception of the architectural details evokes the idea of infinity.”

“I have always liked Art Deco and Bauhaus buildings,” said Alovits. “Whenever I step into one of these caracoles, I feel a certain pulling energy looking up from the bottom or down from the top. I wanted to collect and showcase all the different shapes and colors that these stairways feature.”

© Balint Alovits © Balint Alovits © Balint Alovits © Balint Alovits +16

Budapest's Largest Urban Development in 30 Years Begins Construction

06:00 - 25 January, 2017
Budapest's Largest Urban Development in 30 Years Begins Construction, Waterfront. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects
Waterfront. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects

ADEPT Architects has won the commission to design a new masterplan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, a project that will become the largest singular urban development in the city for nearly 30 years. Based on a distorted grid structure, the design will reference both historic and modern parts of the city, and will encompass 54 hectares of mixed-use space.

Located on the [‘Buda’] bank of the Danube River, the Budapart masterplan aims to create a green and human scaled neighborhood rather than just another new modern development. The fantastic location on the waterfront, the existing characteristic landscape qualities and the close vicinity to the central city are the main attractions that each generate huge potential to make the new neighborhood an epicenter of its own, described the architects in a recent press release. 

The Distorted Grid. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects Shifting Streets. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects Overview. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects Central Buda Park. Image Courtesy of ADEPT Architects +12

Hello Wood Creates Reusable Christmas Tree From Lightboxes in Budapest

12:00 - 25 December, 2016
Hello Wood Creates Reusable Christmas Tree From Lightboxes in Budapest, © Balazs Turos
© Balazs Turos

Hello Wood has continued its tradition of building socially responsive Christmas trees in European cities though its latest addition, the Tree of Arts, built in front of Budapest’s largest concert hall, Müpa, also known as the Palace of Arts.

Based on the idea that the spirit of Christmas should live beyond the holiday season and continue to symbolize community-building and sustainability into the New Year, the 11-meter tall tree made from lightboxes will be recycled into display units for the inside of the cultural venue in 2017.

Lightboxes in the installation feature the names of performances that will be visiting Budapest in the coming year, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, John McLaughlin, and Cameron Carpenter.

© Balazs Turos © Balazs Turos © Balazs Turos © Balazs Turos +10

Széll Kálmán Square / Építész Stúdió + Lépték-Terv

02:00 - 19 October, 2016
Széll Kálmán Square / Építész Stúdió + Lépték-Terv, © Gergely Kenéz
© Gergely Kenéz

© Gergely Kenéz  © Gergely Kenéz  © Gergely Kenéz  © Gergely Kenéz  +25

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.

Courtesy of Napur Architect Courtesy of Napur Architect Courtesy of Napur Architect Courtesy of Napur Architect +6

Coffice / GASPARBONTA

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

© Bálint Jaksa Photography © Bálint Jaksa Photography © Bálint Jaksa Photography © Bálint Jaksa Photography +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Vitkovics Mihály u. 8, 1052 Hungary
  • Interior Design

    GASPARBONTA
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA

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

© Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Lead Designer

    Gaspar Bonta
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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
© Dániel Dömölky

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky +29

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.

© Greg Florent © Greg Florent © Greg Florent © Greg Florent +10

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.