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T2.a Architects Uses Algorithm to Design Customizable Apartment Complex

06:00 - 30 March, 2018
T2.a Architects Uses Algorithm to Design Customizable Apartment Complex, Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects
Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects

Imagine having input in the design process for your custom apartment built alongside the second largest river in Europe. T2.a Architects has unveiled their design for DANUBIO, a new residential development in Budapest, which aims to do just that.

The driving concept behind the development of DANUBIO is to give the freedom of design back to the residents, inviting them to give input into the configuration of units within the building. Using Grasshopper, a Rhinoceros plug in, a script was developed to allow creative flexibility in the design of each resident’s future home. This algorithm is altered every time a new resident enters the community by allowing them to define the typology, orientation, and location of their future home during the design process.

Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects + 23

Hello Wood Builds 5 Wooden Christmas Trees in Cities Throughout Europe

08:00 - 25 December, 2017
Kecskemét. Image © Máté Lakos
Kecskemét. Image © Máté Lakos

Budapest-based architectural firm Hello Wood has continued its annual tradition of constructing wooden Christmas trees, this year expanding the program with a total of 5 trees throughout Europe. In London and Vienna, trees made of sleds recall a design concept first used by Hello Wood in 2013; meanwhile, two locations in Budapest and in the Hungarian city of Kecskemét are witnessing the return of the firm's "charity trees," installations made of firewood which are later dismantled and distributed to families in need for the winter season.

London Kew Gardens. Image © RBG KEW Kobánya. Image © Máté Lakos Kobánya. Image © Máté Lakos Kecskemét. Image © Máté Lakos + 52

Skanska HQ Budapest / LAB5 architects

02:00 - 14 November, 2017
Skanska HQ Budapest / LAB5 architects, © Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

© Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Váci út 96-98, 1133 Hungary
  • Lead Architects

    Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Virág Anna Gáspár, Balázs Korényi
  • Design Team

    Judit Nyerges, Rebeka Sipos, Zoltán Szegedi
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zsolt Hlinka's Photo Collages Portray the Buildings of Budapest in Perfect Symmetry

16:45 - 7 November, 2017
Zsolt Hlinka's Photo Collages Portray the Buildings of Budapest in Perfect Symmetry, © Zsolt Hlinka
© Zsolt Hlinka

In his new series, “Corner Symmetry,” Hungarian photographer and printmaker Zsolt Hlinka captures some of his home city of Budapest’s most stunning buildings, manipulating them to make them appear as if they are perfectly symmetrical when viewed from the corner.

Overlaid on a variety of pastel-colored skies, the photographs are taken from extreme 2-point perspective, making the buildings appear to pop straight off the page. The study is a continuation of his Wes-Anderson-reminiscent series, “Urban Symmetry.”

© Zsolt Hlinka © Zsolt Hlinka © Zsolt Hlinka © Zsolt Hlinka + 12

Foster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest's Tallest Building

12:00 - 3 October, 2017
Foster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest's Tallest Building, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have revealed designs for the sustainability-minded new headquarters of Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group in southern Budapest. Known as MOL Campus, the plan will center on an environmentally-progressive structure located within in a park-like setting. When completed, it will become this city’s tallest building.

“This is a landmark project for several reasons, not only for MOL but also for Budapest,” said Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. “It presents a unique challenge – to ensure that the building meets the functional needs of the organisation, follows the highest standards of sustainability, and is respectful of its historic surroundings.”

pointONE showroom / Suto Interior Architects

02:00 - 15 September, 2017
pointONE showroom / Suto Interior Architects, © Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Szabadság tér 14, 1054 Hungary
  • Interior Design

    Suto Interior Architects
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

FLOW Hostel / PRTZN Architecture

05:00 - 20 August, 2017
FLOW Hostel / PRTZN Architecture, © Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Gönczy Pál u., 1093 Hungary
  • Lead Architects

    Gergely Hory, Zoltán Major, Péter Müllner
  • Area

    660.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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

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