Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

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’).”

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 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. 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.

Agora Szeged / BAHCS architects

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Architects: BAHCS architects
Location: Szeged,
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
Year: 2012
Photographs: Zsolt Frikker, Andras Bager

Espresso Embassy / sporaarchitects

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Architects: sporaarchitects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Dékány Tibor, Hatvani Ádám
Year: 2012
Photographs: Danyi Balázs

Hideg House / Béres Architects

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: Béres Architects
Location: Koszeg,
Architect In Charge: Attila BÈres, Jusztina Balázs
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

SPAR Flagshipstore / LAB5 Architects

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Architects: LAB5 Architects
Location: MOM Park Bevásárlóközpont, 1123 , Alkotás Street 53, Hungary
Design Team: Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár
Area: 2000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zsolt Batár

Golden Hall / A4 Studio

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Architects: A4 Studio
Location: Budapest,
Design Team: Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of A4 Studio

Christmas Tree Made of Sledges / Hello Wood

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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…

Esterházy Etyeki Kúria Winery / BORD Architectural Studio

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Architects: BORD Architectural Studio
Location: Öreghegy, Hungary
Head Architects: Péter Bordás
Assistant Architects: Róbert Benke, Annamária Holovits, Ildikó Pém, Júlia Szendrői, Tamás Tolvaj
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Duong Li Eszter

Cement Plant in Szentlőrinc / MHM Architects

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Architects: MHM Architects
Location: Szentlőrinc,
Architect In Charge: Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kurt Hörbst

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center / Foldes Architects

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Architects: Foldes Architects
Location: Celldömölk,
Principal Designer: Laszlo Foldes
Project Design Team: Laszlo Foldes, Csaba Balogh, Orsolya Tatar-Gonczi
Collaborating Architects: Agnes Deigner, Levente Sirokai, Peter Sonicz
Area: 965.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

House in Budapest / ZSK Architects

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Architects: ZSK Architects
Location: Budapest,
Architect In Charge: László Kalmár, Balázs Rose, Zsolt Zsuffa
Interior Design: János Szepesi
Area: 270.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Zsolt Zsuffa

Budapest Music Center / Art1st Design Studio

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Architects: Art1st Design Studio
Location: 1093 Budapest, Mátyás Street 8,
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

Hello Wood 2013: Step Closer!

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 , 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