|N O T H I N G B E Y O N D T H E P O S S I B I L E|
Technology → Passive House
Materials → Recycling
Shape → Environment connection + Free Form Buildings
About the concept in planning
Design is a composition on an abstract level, the object is to ring it to a rational form.
This process means that all the necessary and active facts -vectors- must be collected and then analysed to create the final product as a synthesis of these vectors.
I led a team to host the International Student Festival “STUDENTFEST 2001”, as the president of the Student Organization of Architects. The duration of the festival was one week, during which time many events were organized for the student body. I established and developed a new model of urban event: funds were collected to build urban furniture, which were the winning projects of a student design competition. During this workshop the winning candidates realized their designs. Exhibitions and presentation courses also formed part of the workshop’s program. More than 120 persons participated in the festival’s events. The model of this event was followed in subsequent years. The entire event organization, from the sourcing of sponsors, the liaising with authorities, and the inviting of guest professors, was done by my team and me.
This capacity of organization became more important as I started to work as an architect on bigger projects. In cases of constant pressure, I’m brought back to this festival event as one of my first real cases of action under serious pressure.
Timing and death-lines
For the timely delivery of a product, in the best quality possible, one needs to have an honest appreciation of the tasks necessary to be completed and the energy which is possible to invest in these tasks. The dilemma of quality versus delay is a source of
confusion before project submissions, though the proper and efficient organization of the project can prevent the occurrence of this situation.
From urban architecture
The school where I received my architectural training was an urban-design oriented school also, based mainly on the French model. In parallel with the design projects we were working on the analysis of this model and we were developing modern interpretations.
I brought this knowledge to my projects for Hungarian cities in applications for urban refurbishments to the European Union.
To produce a design which is able to be built, one needs experience of building materials.
I gained experience in this field by carrying out architectural supervision on building sites for many years.
Along side my other jobs –prior to and during university- I was working as a carpenter. These experiences grant me an appreciation of, and close connection with, the giving of life to design through the medium of materials.
For all the invested time, money and energy, the final design and the way to achieve it, has also to be beautiful. :) My pragmatic approach is that I have found poetry in the simplicity of the answers I provide to the design problems I encounter.