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A long brick house in Pest County, Hungary by Foldes Architects

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: Foldes Architects

Minimalist design meets everlasting intellectual values. Temple of books shaped into a long brick house in the side of the Big-Proud Peak, Hungary, from Foldes Architects

The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from work and the noise of Budapest in a rich natural environment, at the side of the Big-Proud Peak.

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

  • Architects: Foldes Architects
  • Project: A long brick house
  • Location: Pilisborosjeno, Pest County, Hungary
  • Photography: Levente Sirokai
  • Year: Design: 2012 • Completion: 2013
  • Area/Size: 137,8 m2
  • Cost: 115 000 EUR
  • Architects Team: Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
  • Structural engineering: Zoltan V. Nagy
  • Mechanical engineering: Attila Lucz
  • Electrical engineering: Judit Balazs
  • Text: Viktoria Szepvolgyi

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Forest Hill Villa in Buda Hills, Hungary by Architema Ltd

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: Architema Ltd

The elitist school of Bauhaus marked by the name of Mies van de Rohe appeared in Hungary at the end of the 1930s.  The emerging intellectuals of the era were sensitive to the values represented by Mies. Unfortunately, World War II and the following political changes did not favor this particular architectural style characterized by industrial aesthetics and eventually it disappeared from Eastern Europe.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

  • Architects: Architema Ltd, Lajos Kuknyó, Gábor Lipták
  • Project: Forest Hill Villa
  • Location: Buda Hills, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky, Krisztián Kiszely
  • Interior Design: Gyula Ebedli
  • Construction work: Architema Ltd / Lajos Kuknyó
  • Site Area: 2500 m2
  • Usable floor area: 600 m2
  • Design Year: 2010
  • Construction Year: 2013

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Castle Garden Bazaar in Budapest, Hungary by Budapesti Muhely

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Budapesti Muhely

Budapest is often called the Queen of the Danube: the most characteristic feature of its bank-side scenery is the Buda Castle, which has been subject to major reconstruction works in recent times. An important stepping-stone in this process is the revival of the Castle Garden Bazaar (Várkert Bazár), wedged between the castle and the river: the stunning complex originally consisted of a Neo-Renaissance garden, the castle walls and 19th century buildings.

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

  • Architects: Budapesti Muhely
  • Project: Castle Garden Bazaar
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Graphisoft

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Reconstruction and expansion of Mill Kopácsy in Veszprém, Hungary by Veszprémi Építész Műhely

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: Veszprémi Építész Műhely

Mill Kopácsy is located at the most beautiful area of Veszprém, in the valley of stream Séd.

1.The history of the building’s architecture 
Where the current mill takes its place there probably had been one already in the middle ages.
The first report that proves the earliest existence of the mill is from 1765, which we found in the protocol of the city, Veszprém. There is also a note about the building in a fifteen years younger map. We also know that its name was already Kopácsy in the 1830’s, and that it had three water-wheels. There is also a map from 1857 which contains the mill, but the L figured building does not have yet some parts we know nowadays, because they were built later on. In the 1950s the building was socialized and private homes were settled in the main building and the outhouses as well. Then, in the 1980’s, the building was used as a tailoring and as a locker. Because the appliances were heavy, the wooden frame was enforced with steel, so that it became strong enough. After the tailoring had been given up the building was standing being empty and rusty for a pretty long term.
The building’s frontage which faces the street is classicist. The other fronts of it are simple plastered walls, with some scattered windows on them, and the building has the signs that it was rebuilt more times.

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

  • Architects: Veszprémi Építész Műhely
  • Project: Reconstruction and expansion of Mill Kopácsy
  • Location: Veszprém, Hungary
  • Photography: Dávid Kovács
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Architect Team: Zsolt Kovács, Jana Beránková, Dávid Kovács, Gábor Gaschler, Ágoston Barkács

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HUNGARIAN MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND FOTOMUZEUM in Budapest by SPARK Architects

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: SPARK Architects

SPARK presents its proposal for the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and the Fotomuzeum Budapest – an entry to a competition held this year under the framework of the Liget Budapest project. SPARK’s proposal imagines two complementary sculptural buildings that appear to react to each other as well asto an existing memorial monument, while also retaining their own distinct identities and values.

Image Courtesy © SPARK Architects

Image Courtesy © SPARK Architects

  • Architects: SPARK Architects
  • Project: HUNGARIAN MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND FOTOMUZEUM
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Team: Lim Wenhui, Peter Morris, Anusha Bajpai
  • Client: (Competition entry – Liget Budapest International Design Competition)

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Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station in Hungary by Palatium Stúdió Ltd.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: Palatium Stúdió Ltd.

Underground line M4 in Budapest, Hungary has been the largest infrastructure project of the city for the last decades. Kálvin tér is one of the largest stations on the new line, due to its position as an interchange station with line M3 under a busy inner city square. The complex functional requirements of the station have resulted in a rather complex spatial arrangement. Since the initial decision was to use cut-and-cover construction technologies to create station structures, the basic architectural idea was to use the advantages of this system, and create large open spaces over the platforms. In our case, the main spatial attractions are the structural elements with their characteristic curved forms. Approaching passengers can feel the drama of movement in space as the escalators are placed freely in the void of the huge open concrete box. Arriving by the elevators through the strata of space holds a similar surprise. The roughness of the surfaces of the large structural elements and the perimeter walls is balanced by the fine finishes of elements closer to the passengers. The interconnection tunnel between the two underground lines has a vivid colour scheme which creates a link between two epochs of urban infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

  • Architects: Palatium Stúdió Ltd. 
  • Project: Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station
  • Location: Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás BUJNOVSZKY
  • Software used: AutoCAD, ArchiCAD 
  • Team: Zoltán ERŐ, Balázs CSAPÓ, Dóra BRÜCKNER, Zsolt KOSZTOLÁNYI, Máté ANTAL

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Vasas Sports Hall Facade Competition Entry in Budapest, Hungary by A4 Studio Ltd.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: A4 Studio Ltd.

Designed by A4 Studio, their design proposal for the new facade for the Budapest Vasas Sports club, one of the oldest and most successful sports associations in Hungary, won the realistic dream project award in the Trimo Architectural Awards competition. The novelty of the planned façade is the plasticity of the manner in which the sports figures are represented. The basic system: the embossed Art Me TRIMO laminated panel. It souter appearance incorporates one single simulated gold metal surface (with varying hues of gold), a reference to the previous sports successes of the club. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

  • Architects: A4 Studio Ltd.
  • Project: Vasas Sports Hall Facade
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Design Team: Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
  • Area: 1200 m2
  • Year: 2012

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A supermarket in Budapest, Hungary by a4 studio inc

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: a4 studio inc

In the brow field area of Budapest, an old, once factory building got a second chance. The new shop, located in the 11th district on the corner of Sopron Street and Hengermalom Street, was installed in the old power unit-and painting equipment factory, which was built in the ‘70s.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

Image Courtesy © a4 studio inc

SIOFOK PLAZA in Hungary by A4 studio Ltd.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: A4 studio Ltd.

Already more than 200 years, Siófok is the Capital City of Lake Balaton, which is the largest lake in Middle-East Europe. We planned the “Sió Pláza” Shopping Centre into the middle of the renewable main square of the centre of the renewable downtown. The modern XXI. Century building is situated between the two historical symbols of the city, the Water Tower, was built in 1912, and the Pub, was built in 1895. Our aim was to plan a building that communicates with its environment, the historical city centre, continuously. We developed a transparent glass facade towards the main square of the city, with a cobweb-like metal screen.The shops were strung on 3 levels onto the inner shopping arcade of the shopping centre. The food and drug store received place on the minus first floor, the restaurant, branch and other services on the ground floor and the first floor. The entertainment (cinema, bowling, restaurants) is situated in the supreme floor. The building of the old Pub is integrated into the new building by the inner shopping arcade. The new functions are a bookshop and a cafe, with own garden. The remaining facades are planted with green plants.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

  • Architects: A4 studio Ltd.
  • Project: SIOFOK PLAZA
  • Location: Siófok, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis, Photoshop

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MESSER Gas Filling Station in Budapest, Hungary by A4 Studio Ltd.

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: A4 Studio Ltd.

The building process of the Oxygen and Dissousgas Company (ODV) started in 1952 in Újpest, the brownfield belt of Budapest. Because of its proximity to the Danube river Újpest was the area of industrial developments already in the 1920’s and 30’s (tannery, thread factory, lamp factory). The valuable original brick buildings were completed through continuous development until 1963. The MESSER company – the leading manufacturer and distributor of special technical and medical gases in Europe – purchased the site in 1988. Our company, A4 Studio accepted the commission in 2008 for designing the new production hall, laboratory, depositories and offices on the 47 000 m2 site. Our first design approaches reckoned with a new building (see images) but after an accurate architectural and structural analysis we decided in agreement with the investor to utilize the original brick buildings with modern extensions.  Design process happened in 2010-11 (see images). The refurbishment was completed in the summer of 2012 with 21st century architectural means and materials (anthracite colored metal cladding, glass surfaces, exposed concrete), the design indicates old and new structures.

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

  • Architects: A4 Studio Ltd.
  • Project: MESSER Gas Filling Station
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás BUJNOVSZKY
  • Year of design: 2008-2011
  • Year of construction: 2012
  • Architects Team: Géza KENDIK – senior designer, Orsolya MAZA, Árpád VILICS

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