Luxury condo in Budapest will bring residents closer to nature

July 24, 2019 by  
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Hungarian architect István Benyei’s design studio has created a new luxury condo for Budapest that will immerse residents in nature. Conceived as a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living, the proposed Budapest condo will comprise four apartments that boast views of the forest, gardens and water. To reduce impact on the environment, the construction will follow passive house principles and preserve existing trees. Nestled in Budapest’s forested hills, the planned condo takes advantage of its lush surroundings with full-height glazing on all floors and covered balconies. The building’s location on a steep plot allows it to be almost completely hidden from view; the top floor will be level with the street. To minimize visual interference with the landscape, the architects have tucked the parking garage underground so that the entrance will be accessed via a footbridge. Rather than fencing, subtle architectural and landscaping solutions were used to mark property lines. “As our lives become increasingly metropolitan, many of us are seeking to be closer to nature,” the architecture studio explained in a project statement. “The pace of urban life can be exhausting as we lose ourselves to our mobile phones and the digital age, which can make the importance of connections with our fellow humans all the more significant. Restoring our connection with both nature and personal relationships is crucial for a harmonious lifestyle, and that’s the overriding thought behind Benyei’s architecture studio’s latest plan. The modern-day sense of a luxury residential space goes beyond quality of design or premium construction materials; the true luxury is a building’s ability to unite family, friends and the silence of nature.” Related: Solar-powered POP-UP Park takes over underused Budapest square The four apartments vary in size from 130 to 290 square meters, and each will have a private terrace and a private garden with water features that help reflect light into the living spaces. The building will be topped with an undulating roof that echoes the surrounding hilly topography. The building is slated for completion in 2020. + István Bényei -B13 architect Ltd. Images via István Bényei -B13 architect Ltd.

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Tunnel Through Time celebrates Canada’s open-minded attitude towards immigrants

October 31, 2016 by  
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The structure was designed to honor victims of the Hungarian revolution, but also recalls the turning point in Canadian immigration policy that shaped the country’s open-minded attitude towards immigrants in general. After the 1956 revolution, Canada welcomed 37,565 Hungarian immigrants, including 200 young engineers from the Faculty of Wood Sciences at the University of Sopron, who made a significant contribution to the famous Canadian wood industry. Related: Hello Wood Unveils Epic Butterfly House Pavilion for the Budapest Spring Festival The Consulate General of Hungary in Toronto commissioned Hello Wood to design the installation. The studio sent eight people to Toronto and, with the consulate’s help, locals and Canadian Hungarians built the structure to include an entrance symbolizing events of 1956 and referencing the hole protesters cut in the middle of the Hungarian flag during demonstrations. The exit, on the other hand, symbolizes new hope and takes the shape of Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf. The installation was planned to stay in Budapest Park for a month before being moved near to a spot near Niagara Falls , where it will remain in the custody of a Canadian Hungarian scout group. + Hello Wood Photos by Gergely Szinnay

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Crazy gun shoots frozen tears at things that make you cry

October 31, 2016 by  
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https://vimeo.com/188858189 Tear Gun is a strange-looking pistol that collects tears in a silicon pocket under the eye, freezes them in a brass bottle and shoots them like bullets. The design is Chen’s final Master’s project at the Design Academy of Eindhoven , and a way to visualize her personal struggle in a poetic way. She designed the gun after her then tutor Jan Boelen ( Z33 ) pushed her to take a critical approach and confront his opinions, forcing her to confront her obedience to authority that stems from her Taiwanese cultural conditioning. But all she could do was cry. Related: Cheese Made from Olafur Eliasson’s Tears on Display in Dublin Tear Gun was Chen’s way to express her previously repressed emotions using design as a vehicle to stand up for herself. She told Inhabitat after that episode she decided to embrace her emotions, and to “just accept the tears, but also take advantage of them.” We spotted Yi-Fei Chen’s Tear Gun at the Design Academy of Eindhoven’s Graduation Show during Dutch Design Week 2016. + Yi-Fei Chen + Design Academy of Eindhoven + Dutch Design Week Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat and Yi-Fei Chen

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New Budapest museum will feature a sweeping green roof resembling a skateboard ramp

May 20, 2016 by  
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The firm calls the project The Gate of the City Park and it is expected to open in 2019. Architects István Ferencz, Marcel Ferencz and György Détári take pride in the project’s striking design, shaped much like a skateboard ramp and intended to give visitors ample space both indoors and outdoors. Related: 6 new inspiring & sustainable museums you must see now A green roof will adorn the site, meant to serve as an open gathering space for the public and frame an existing monument for the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The interior will feature several floors devoted to exhibitions and an open area in the center of the museum. The architects said, “The physical and visual division of the building into two parts expresses the duality of the basic function, and also reflects the surrounding city fabric.” + Napur Architect Via  Dezeen Images via Napur Architect

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Horseshoe-shaped tourist center in Hungary gets its power from the sun

February 23, 2016 by  
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Concrete and glass museums in Budapest are positive and negative images of each other

November 10, 2015 by  
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Beautiful Roma music center in Hungary shows how socially-conscious design can cultivate talent

March 13, 2015 by  
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Sou Fujimoto to design lotus-like House of Hungarian Music museum in Budapest

December 23, 2014 by  
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Heartwarming Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of firewood in Budapest

December 22, 2014 by  
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VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in Last Days short

December 22, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. WARNING: video contains scenes that may disturb some viewers (but, then again, that’s the point!) Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow has never been one to shy away from a difficult subject. However, now the Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker director is looking to a conflict of a different kind: the illegal ivory trade and its devastating effects on the African elephant population. In an unflinching animated short that tracks the path of a coveted ivory adornment in reverse, Bigelow drives home the demonstrated connection between the ivory trade and the terrorist organizations that profit from it. Bigelow takes the view that since gut-wrenching images of slaughtered elephants don’t seem to be slowing demand for ivory, getting ivory purchasers to understand that they are funding terrorism will hopefully be more of a deterrent. Read the rest of VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in Last Days short Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elephants , illegal ivory trade , illegal wildlife trade , international wildlife crime , ivory , Kathryn Bigelow , Last Days , Last Days of Ivory , poaching , terrorism , Video

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