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Over the Counter / Tamás Szentirmai, János Vági

Over the Counter / Tamás Szentirmai, János Vági
© Tamás Szentirmai
© Tamás Szentirmai

Hungarian architects Tamás Szentirmai and János Vági designed an exhibition in Budapest called “Over the Counter”, for which they mostly used rented wooden pallets. You can see more images and architect’s description after the break.

The starting point of which the design derives was to reflect on the exhibition’s topic. Besides the topic oriented low budget design, it was an expressive, clear solution which correlated with the meaning of the artworks. Therefore the applied structures were mostly made from used, rented wooden pallets, which besides their inexpensiveness they offer multiple usage. The structures were assembled by small plywood parts and common metal elements. This simple assemblage is clearly readable for the visitors. Each structure is unique regarding both its form and size as it intends to adapt to the given artwork and provide the most ideal environment for them, meanwhile they separate Kunsthalle Budapest (Műcsarnok’s) powerful spaces smoothly. On the contrary to this heterogeneous presence of the structures a unified concept dominates. Exhibition design’s such strong presence does not rivalise with the artworks but strengthens and highlights them.

© Tamás Szentirmai
© Tamás Szentirmai

Architect: Tamás SzentirmaiJános Vági Location: Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary Photographs: Tamás Szentirmai

© Tamás Szentirmai
© Tamás Szentirmai

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Over the Counter / Tamás Szentirmai, János Vági" 28 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/75323/over-the-counter-tamas-szentirmai-janos-vagi/> ISSN 0719-8884
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