Hotel Akadémia, Budapest
2019 + Public building + In progress
Location Budapest, V. district
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Headquartered in Spain, this international hotel management company seeks to establish a 107-room, five-star hotel in the heart of Budapest, in two adjacent corner buildings built in the 19th century. All arcitectural and consultants' drawings was completed in cooperation with the Barcelona-based design agency Capella García Arquitectos. Spanish interior designs required coordination as well. It was the conflict between innovative solutions for hotel functions and the features of a historic building that made the assignment especially interesting. In the course of the long planning process, I created each document together with architect Ádám Sylvester.
Art galery
2010 + Public building + Plan only
Location Tihany village, lake Balaton
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After its purchase of a residential building in the picturesque lakefront town of Tihany, the Kogart Art Foundation announced an invitation-only tender so that the property could be converted into an art gallery. Although located in a street heavily frequented by tourists, just a stone’s throw away from the Monastery, the building obviously must not join the ranks of the Paprika House, the country-style restaurant and the hordes of outlets selling folk art kitsch, and cannot be any more brazen than them. My design was centered on the idea of being open to interested visitors while remaining hidden from mere onlookers. The U-shaped building consists of five adjoining spaces, thereby setting the route within. A similarly important element of the visitor experience is the garden, which one might consider the sixth sphere. The building’s interior also operates with a block-like structure and, lacking a ceiling, there is a single uninterrupted space throughout. This would have been a credible and elegant solution for transforming a residential function into community utility, all the while preserving the original proportions.
Hotel Akadémia
2008 + Public building + Plan only
Location
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Headquartered in Spain, an international hotel management company seeks to establish a 110-room, five-star hotel in the heart of Budapest, in two adjacent corner buildings built in the 19th century. All arcitectural and consultants' drawings was completed in cooperation with the Barcelona-based design agency Capella García Arquitectos (CGA). Spanish interior designs required coordination as well. Even though this highly complex process ended with the granting of a binding building permit and with detailed designs suitable for implementation, the economic turmoil of 2008 and 2009 brought the project to a standstill. It was the conflict between innovative solutions for hotel functions and the features of a historic building that made the assignment especially interesting. In the course of the long planning process, I created each document together with architect Ádám Sylvester. We redesigned in 2015 the project and the hotel was constructed during the years 2018-2020.