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Sustainable architecture [6]

Allwater Pavilion - when Bricks are Drops

Allwater Pavilion is an experimental building, which was built to explore the potential and importance of ‘Water House’ on architecture and sustainable design. ‘Water House’ building is a hybrid construction system, in which water is contained in an (opaque/transparent) solid core, the...

RATI – Form follows energy

Dr István Kistelegdi, Sr. and his son Dr István Kistelegdy, Jr. proposed a plastic processing plant and innovation centre in Komló near the city of Pécs, following the principles of their concept of Energy Design©. The long design process had many stages: comparison of the emerging...

Acacia tree mirror – Hernád Community Centre

The Roman Catholic Community Centre built in 2010 in Hernád, a village in North Kiskunság, is an excellent example of how to build a well-proportioned, simple, good quality house for a small community. For the designer, Mihály Balázs, the emphasis is not on the building but on the community....