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

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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.

Competition Entry: SCStudio Transforms Budapest Park into “Urban Archipelago”

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As part of the Liget 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.

Benedetta Tagliabue Among Budapest Design Week’s Special Guests

EMBT’s Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona. Image © Ceramica Cumella

Featuring around 220 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 Design Week.

Twin Stations / sporaarchitects

Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: sporaarchitects
Location: , 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
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

The Long Brick House / Foldes Architects

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Architects: Foldes Architects
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
Area: 138.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Levente Sirokai

Kocka Bar / MINUSPLUS

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Architects: MINUSPLUS
Location: , Kazinczy Street 48, 1075
Architect In Charge: Zsolt Alexa, Donát Rabb, Ákos Schreck, Ferenc Kis, Tímea Molnár, Szabina Pap, Balázs Turai
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Bertalan Soós

Sauflon Centre of Innovation / Foldes Architects

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Architects: Foldes Architects
Location: Gyál,
Principal Designer: Laszlo Foldes
Area: 730.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

Wine Terrace and Spa / Gereben Marián Architects

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Architects:
Location: Eger, Almagyar, 3300
Architect In Charge: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián
Design Team: Gergely Álmos, Péter Mészáros, Tamás Mezey, Kálmán Nyilas
Area: 230.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zsolt Frikker, Dávid Lukács, Balázs Marián

Pancho Arena / Tamás Dobrosi + Doparum Architects

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Architects: Tamás Dobrosi,
Location: Felcsút, Fő Street 169, 8086 Hungary
Area: 12000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: György Dénes, László Döme Jr., József Takács

Hello Wood 2014 Invites Student Teams to ‘Play With Balance’

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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.

Competition Entry Proposes Colorful Duo of Museums for Budapest

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 , the other to architecture, and each building, while similar in appearance, is designed to best accommodate the work they will display.

Gomba / Hetedik Müterem

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Architects: Hetedik Müterem
Location: 1114 , Móricz Zsigmond körtér,
Architect In Charge: Levente Szabó DLA, Zsolt Gyüre
Co Architects: Orsolya Simon, Dávid Kohout, Balázs Biri
Area: 450.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tamás Szentirmai, Balázs Biri, Courtesy of Hetedik Müterem

Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

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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’).”

Nagyerdo Football Stadium / BORD

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Architects: BORD
Location: Debrecen,
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
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tibor Olah, Tamas Bujnovszky

Budapest Breaks Record with World’s Tallest LEGO Tower

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Official Danish LEGO constructors have teamed up with locals in , 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 Catolic Church / Tamás Nagy

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Architects:
Location: Gödöllő,
Area: 1,340 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: József Hajdú

Hello Wood 2014

Hello Wood is an international art program, taking place in , the countryside of 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

The Museum of Fine Arts 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.

The competition is free, and includes the design of the New National Gallery, The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Ethnography, the Hungarian Museum of Architecture & Fotomuzeum Budapest, and the House of Hungarian Music. The submission deadline is May 27. Complete information can be found on the competition’s official website.