PANNONHALMA INSTALLATION II - Little peace in F minor

PUBLISHED: domus, OCTOGON, Új Művészet

credits

Project: Exhibition and installation for the theme “forest”
Location: Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary
Architects of the installation: Dániel Baló, Dániel Eke, Zoltán Kalászi
Graphic Designer of the exhibition: Nikolett Pálinkás
Construction team: Daniel Balo, Tamas Bene, Daniel Eke, Mate Gadolla, Zoltan Kalaszi, Moni Kovacs, Balazs Mate, Nora Szuts, Eszter Takacs, Veronika Toldi, Daniel Toos
Gross Floor Area: 300 sqm
Functional Period: 23 – 25th of August, 2013 / Arcus Temporum Festival
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky
Words: Viktoria Szepvolgyi


4 500 m2 of Raschel mesh, 140 pieces of light bulbs, 160 meters of galvanized chain link fence, 600 meters of sewing. The heroic creative process refers to 4 young Hungarian artists and a 3 day contemporary art festival.

Benedictines’ refined taste in contemporary art could gain an impressive effect not just on the edge-cutting, up-to-date new interior of Pannonhalma Archabbey – a historical monument formed in 996 –, but even on the Arcus Temporum contemporary art festival which is hosted by the Archabbey.

The festival delivers the latest pieces of music, dance, theater, fine-art and film, wrapped in the dress of iconic installations. Arcus Temporum is organized for the 10th a sophisticated selection of the hottest art pieces for the widest public. In 2012 the international architecture media recognized the ethereal fabric installation by Dániel Baló, Dániel Eke and Zoltán Kalászi for the festival’s temporary concert hall, made of geotextile. This year the same Hungarian creators composed an imaginary forest atmosphere out of the Benedictine High
School’s average gym, creating the third dimension of the graphics exhibited by Nikolett Pálinkás, graphic designer.

The exhibition space located in the basement consists of a foreground as a “tune-up” room and the gym hall which present the graphically manipulated photos of a forest, printed on 2 m x 2,5 m transparent plastic boards.

“Though these two rooms opening into each other clearly has a visual connection, the concept enables an inverse structure: the foreground serves as a filter, presenting a high-density of wild grown, illuminated, vertical bodies through which the visitor need find her/his way and the exhibition hall where this “noise” of nature became silent and the installation serves as a curtain around the hanged graphics. This means that at the point of the arrival you walk – or climb – into the topic which is presented later at the exhibition hall. The choice of the material was crucial during the design. We knew Raschel mesh from construction sites and experienced its behavior as an interesting textile, a material which contributes to an interference of light and shadow effects, mainly when the mesh is moved by wind. Therefore we were engaged not just by the unique texture of the material (and the challenging idea to transform it into a forest) but also imagined the volume having a continuously moving, natural effect. Besides the project was “budget-wise” enjoyed the benefit of recycling: the organizers could re-use the 4 500 m2 material at the local garden.” – added the architects of the project.

CONCERT HALL INSTALLATION IN THE ARCHABBEY OF PANNONHALMA

PUBLISHED: yatzer, ArchDaily, DETAIL, FrameWeb

credits

Location: Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary
Architects: Dániel Baló, Dániel Eke, Zoltán Kalászi
Electrical Engineering: István Kalászi
Construction team: Dániel Baló, Tamás Bene, Dániel Eke, Zoltán Kalászi, Mar Vicens Fuster, Balázs Máté, Nóra Szüts, Eszter Takács
Gross Floor Area: 200 sqm
Material: Polypropylene (17 gram/sqm non-woven fabric)
Functional Period: 24th – 26th of August, 2012
Budget: 1160 €
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

In order to create an interior which was suitable for classical concerts, first of all we had to somehow fade out the gym’s characteristic appearance and find a suitable cover. But further on, we were eager to form an atmosphere that would compliment musical events and to then partition the homogenous space through gentle transitions. We therefore created a spatial structure built from two items: an interacting system of a diffuse, translucent media and a geometric grid of point lights. This included the creation of an interacting translucent media system and a geometric grid of point lights. The media system’s hanging layers are made out of a thermally bonded non-woven geotextile fabric. As the fabric dominates over the beams and walls, we then blurred the room’s boarders through the use of different outlines and the translucent, opalescent texture of the fabric’s layers. We also defined the locations of the two main functions, these being the auditorium and stage. The point lights themselves are made from light bulbs which emit equal intensity light and hang in equal distance at the nodes of a square raster. These bulbs are hidden among the waving textile layers above the auditorium, and come into view above the stage thus bringing the musicians into focus. With the use of the textile layers, we succeeded in improving the room’s acoustics whereby the hanging ribs dampened the sharp reflecting sounds dispersing them through the space. This in turn, generated a more comfortable atmosphere and optimized the musical experience.


NATIONAL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

International competition, Honorable Mention

Architects in charge: Hidalgo Hartmann – Jordi Hidalgo Tané, Daniela Hartmann.
Collaborators: Daniel Balo, Erica Caravaca, Jean-Benoît Houyet, Tomas Montis
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Surface: 20.108 m2

In the design competition for the National and University Library, Ljubljana the concept prepared by Jordi Hidalgo Tané and Daniela Hartmann Spanish architects and their team was awarded with mention. The huge, 20.000 sq m program is compacted into one mass that is adjusted to the area where low floor area percent is allowed, and as a public building it stands for autonomy. With its seriousness, space formation and atmosphere the architectural composition follows the traditional library arrangement of Plečnik’s design, thus it composes a central, transparent, clear interior bordered by thick walls that serve as storage of the books. At the same time, the thick wall of the storage - embracing and protecting the inner space - works as a Vierendeel truss which makes possible to leave the Roman ruins nearly intact. The slabs of the interior are hung to this frame structure without reaching the edge of the bordering walls thus natural light can get into the whole interior.

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CASA OT FERRER

Architects in charge: Hidalgo Hartmann – Jordi Hidalgo Tané, Daniela Hartmann

Refurbishment of an old house in Barcelona. The main idea was to create two horizontal patios which define the distribution of the different functions and also let the daylight into the inner parts of the house. On the top floor a hidden roof terrace was designed which is easily accessible both from the living room and the dining room.

nanushka betastore interior design

architects:

| Daniel Balo | Zsofi Dobos | Judit Emese Konopas | Dora Medveczky | Noemi Varga |

photography: Tamás Bujnovszky


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WINERY IN EGER, HUNGARY

A small winery processing about 400 hl wine per year possessing a total storing capacity of 800hl. The area is surrounded by cliffs from an earlier stone mining period of the region, this way many small wineries take advantage of the situation and create their cellar by digging a huge hole horizontally inside the slopes. In my case I decided to put the complex on the top of the cliff as a ‘prosthesis’: an extraneous piece inside the hill. One of the most important concept of the winery was to demonstrate the method of traditional wine making step by step and using gravity as the only transporting system between the phases. The other important element is the dark straight gap between the building and the existing context. This gap has three important functions: it represents the way of the grape on the facade, this is the aisle both for the workers and the visitors and finally it drops shadow on the outside walls of the cellars. All in all my point was to reach a balance between the traditions of a region and the solutions of contemporary architecture.

NURSERY SCHOOL, BUDAPEST - BACHELOR PROJECT

curveture - parametric shelf
Hungarian Design Award finalist 2011

The purpose was to design a wall-kind furniture that can adapt to its surrounding. A curve controlled by its control points can adapt to any kind of geometrical form, this way it became the base of the concept. Technically the parametric shelf is a script which calculates planar rows and columns between two or more curves defined by the floorplan. All the properties of the parametric system can be modified constantly - the distance between the horizontal and vertical slabs, the width of the shelf, the thickness ofthe elements and even the two base curve. Therefore the future function and the space define all the variables. The final plan decomposed to its elements can easily be cut bya laser cutter.

House and outbuilding for a couple, Vereb 

As I visited the building plot at Vereb I decided to separate it into two parts. One would be a front garden which is connected to the main road of the village and at the ad­jacent site of it is surrounded by a brick firewall. The other part would be an inner and thus a more personal garden. Walking by the adjoining brick wall a miraculous world opens with ancient trees and a small brook at the end of the lot, and I’ve felt that I must protect this part of the garden from the „outside world” to give more privacy for the future home there.

In my plan the two buildings have got very strict facade facing the street made of horizontally arranged stone coverage and amongst them there is a small wooden pathway symbolizing a gate between the two worlds. The dwelling-house’s western facade is totally opened, it’s full of large windows which can be easily pulled away at summertime thus getting a huge, shiny space connected with the garden.

I decided to make a carpenter’s workroom from the outbuilding. That’s why I lifted the eastern fa­cade of it making a huge window to let the morning sunshine in, and let the woodworker to start the work with the rising sun. That’s how I’ve got a gallery big enough for the fine works. To get to this gallery I planned an ajar staircase pushing hardwood steps between the flat horizontal stones of which the walls are made.

Temporary floating shelters for a wine festival, Eger

concept video:

visualization video:



PANNONHALMA INSTALLATION II - Little peace in F minor

PUBLISHED: domus, OCTOGON, Új Művészet

credits

Project: Exhibition and installation for the theme “forest”
Location: Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary
Architects of the installation: Dániel Baló, Dániel Eke, Zoltán Kalászi
Graphic Designer of the exhibition: Nikolett Pálinkás
Construction team: Daniel Balo, Tamas Bene, Daniel Eke, Mate Gadolla, Zoltan Kalaszi, Moni Kovacs, Balazs Mate, Nora Szuts, Eszter Takacs, Veronika Toldi, Daniel Toos
Gross Floor Area: 300 sqm
Functional Period: 23 – 25th of August, 2013 / Arcus Temporum Festival
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky
Words: Viktoria Szepvolgyi


4 500 m2 of Raschel mesh, 140 pieces of light bulbs, 160 meters of galvanized chain link fence, 600 meters of sewing. The heroic creative process refers to 4 young Hungarian artists and a 3 day contemporary art festival.

Benedictines’ refined taste in contemporary art could gain an impressive effect not just on the edge-cutting, up-to-date new interior of Pannonhalma Archabbey – a historical monument formed in 996 –, but even on the Arcus Temporum contemporary art festival which is hosted by the Archabbey.

The festival delivers the latest pieces of music, dance, theater, fine-art and film, wrapped in the dress of iconic installations. Arcus Temporum is organized for the 10th a sophisticated selection of the hottest art pieces for the widest public. In 2012 the international architecture media recognized the ethereal fabric installation by Dániel Baló, Dániel Eke and Zoltán Kalászi for the festival’s temporary concert hall, made of geotextile. This year the same Hungarian creators composed an imaginary forest atmosphere out of the Benedictine High
School’s average gym, creating the third dimension of the graphics exhibited by Nikolett Pálinkás, graphic designer.

The exhibition space located in the basement consists of a foreground as a “tune-up” room and the gym hall which present the graphically manipulated photos of a forest, printed on 2 m x 2,5 m transparent plastic boards.

“Though these two rooms opening into each other clearly has a visual connection, the concept enables an inverse structure: the foreground serves as a filter, presenting a high-density of wild grown, illuminated, vertical bodies through which the visitor need find her/his way and the exhibition hall where this “noise” of nature became silent and the installation serves as a curtain around the hanged graphics. This means that at the point of the arrival you walk – or climb – into the topic which is presented later at the exhibition hall. The choice of the material was crucial during the design. We knew Raschel mesh from construction sites and experienced its behavior as an interesting textile, a material which contributes to an interference of light and shadow effects, mainly when the mesh is moved by wind. Therefore we were engaged not just by the unique texture of the material (and the challenging idea to transform it into a forest) but also imagined the volume having a continuously moving, natural effect. Besides the project was “budget-wise” enjoyed the benefit of recycling: the organizers could re-use the 4 500 m2 material at the local garden.” – added the architects of the project.

CONCERT HALL INSTALLATION IN THE ARCHABBEY OF PANNONHALMA

PUBLISHED: yatzer, ArchDaily, DETAIL, FrameWeb

credits

Location: Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary
Architects: Dániel Baló, Dániel Eke, Zoltán Kalászi
Electrical Engineering: István Kalászi
Construction team: Dániel Baló, Tamás Bene, Dániel Eke, Zoltán Kalászi, Mar Vicens Fuster, Balázs Máté, Nóra Szüts, Eszter Takács
Gross Floor Area: 200 sqm
Material: Polypropylene (17 gram/sqm non-woven fabric)
Functional Period: 24th – 26th of August, 2012
Budget: 1160 €
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

In order to create an interior which was suitable for classical concerts, first of all we had to somehow fade out the gym’s characteristic appearance and find a suitable cover. But further on, we were eager to form an atmosphere that would compliment musical events and to then partition the homogenous space through gentle transitions. We therefore created a spatial structure built from two items: an interacting system of a diffuse, translucent media and a geometric grid of point lights. This included the creation of an interacting translucent media system and a geometric grid of point lights. The media system’s hanging layers are made out of a thermally bonded non-woven geotextile fabric. As the fabric dominates over the beams and walls, we then blurred the room’s boarders through the use of different outlines and the translucent, opalescent texture of the fabric’s layers. We also defined the locations of the two main functions, these being the auditorium and stage. The point lights themselves are made from light bulbs which emit equal intensity light and hang in equal distance at the nodes of a square raster. These bulbs are hidden among the waving textile layers above the auditorium, and come into view above the stage thus bringing the musicians into focus. With the use of the textile layers, we succeeded in improving the room’s acoustics whereby the hanging ribs dampened the sharp reflecting sounds dispersing them through the space. This in turn, generated a more comfortable atmosphere and optimized the musical experience.


NATIONAL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

International competition, Honorable Mention

Architects in charge: Hidalgo Hartmann – Jordi Hidalgo Tané, Daniela Hartmann.
Collaborators: Daniel Balo, Erica Caravaca, Jean-Benoît Houyet, Tomas Montis
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Surface: 20.108 m2

In the design competition for the National and University Library, Ljubljana the concept prepared by Jordi Hidalgo Tané and Daniela Hartmann Spanish architects and their team was awarded with mention. The huge, 20.000 sq m program is compacted into one mass that is adjusted to the area where low floor area percent is allowed, and as a public building it stands for autonomy. With its seriousness, space formation and atmosphere the architectural composition follows the traditional library arrangement of Plečnik’s design, thus it composes a central, transparent, clear interior bordered by thick walls that serve as storage of the books. At the same time, the thick wall of the storage - embracing and protecting the inner space - works as a Vierendeel truss which makes possible to leave the Roman ruins nearly intact. The slabs of the interior are hung to this frame structure without reaching the edge of the bordering walls thus natural light can get into the whole interior.

PUBLISHED:

a f a s i a

HICarquitectura

CASA OT FERRER

Architects in charge: Hidalgo Hartmann – Jordi Hidalgo Tané, Daniela Hartmann

Refurbishment of an old house in Barcelona. The main idea was to create two horizontal patios which define the distribution of the different functions and also let the daylight into the inner parts of the house. On the top floor a hidden roof terrace was designed which is easily accessible both from the living room and the dining room.

nanushka betastore interior design

architects:

| Daniel Balo | Zsofi Dobos | Judit Emese Konopas | Dora Medveczky | Noemi Varga |

photography: Tamás Bujnovszky


PUBLICATIONS 

Dezeen

Plataforma Arquitectura

Designboom

Domus

Arch-times

Designeast

MY DSGN

Greendiary

Trendguide

Art of fashion

4szoba


WINERY IN EGER, HUNGARY

A small winery processing about 400 hl wine per year possessing a total storing capacity of 800hl. The area is surrounded by cliffs from an earlier stone mining period of the region, this way many small wineries take advantage of the situation and create their cellar by digging a huge hole horizontally inside the slopes. In my case I decided to put the complex on the top of the cliff as a ‘prosthesis’: an extraneous piece inside the hill. One of the most important concept of the winery was to demonstrate the method of traditional wine making step by step and using gravity as the only transporting system between the phases. The other important element is the dark straight gap between the building and the existing context. This gap has three important functions: it represents the way of the grape on the facade, this is the aisle both for the workers and the visitors and finally it drops shadow on the outside walls of the cellars. All in all my point was to reach a balance between the traditions of a region and the solutions of contemporary architecture.

NURSERY SCHOOL, BUDAPEST - BACHELOR PROJECT

curveture - parametric shelf
Hungarian Design Award finalist 2011

The purpose was to design a wall-kind furniture that can adapt to its surrounding. A curve controlled by its control points can adapt to any kind of geometrical form, this way it became the base of the concept. Technically the parametric shelf is a script which calculates planar rows and columns between two or more curves defined by the floorplan. All the properties of the parametric system can be modified constantly - the distance between the horizontal and vertical slabs, the width of the shelf, the thickness ofthe elements and even the two base curve. Therefore the future function and the space define all the variables. The final plan decomposed to its elements can easily be cut bya laser cutter.

House and outbuilding for a couple, Vereb 

As I visited the building plot at Vereb I decided to separate it into two parts. One would be a front garden which is connected to the main road of the village and at the ad­jacent site of it is surrounded by a brick firewall. The other part would be an inner and thus a more personal garden. Walking by the adjoining brick wall a miraculous world opens with ancient trees and a small brook at the end of the lot, and I’ve felt that I must protect this part of the garden from the „outside world” to give more privacy for the future home there.

In my plan the two buildings have got very strict facade facing the street made of horizontally arranged stone coverage and amongst them there is a small wooden pathway symbolizing a gate between the two worlds. The dwelling-house’s western facade is totally opened, it’s full of large windows which can be easily pulled away at summertime thus getting a huge, shiny space connected with the garden.

I decided to make a carpenter’s workroom from the outbuilding. That’s why I lifted the eastern fa­cade of it making a huge window to let the morning sunshine in, and let the woodworker to start the work with the rising sun. That’s how I’ve got a gallery big enough for the fine works. To get to this gallery I planned an ajar staircase pushing hardwood steps between the flat horizontal stones of which the walls are made.

Temporary floating shelters for a wine festival, Eger

concept video:

visualization video:

About:

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w o r k e x p e r i e n e

09. 2013 -
Atelier Peter Zumthor, Haldenstein
praktikant architektur

01. 2013 - 07. 2013
RCR Arquitectes, Olot,
intern

02. 2012 - 08. 2012
Hidalgo.Hartmann Arquitectura, Barcelona
intern

04. 2011 - 05. 2011
KrokiStudio, Budapest
collaborator

02. 2010 - 05. 2010
sporaarchitects, Budapest
intern


e d u c a t i o n

2011 -
Architecture MA
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

2010
Faculdade de Arquitectura
Universidade Téchnica de Lisboa

2008 - 2011
Architecture BA
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

c o m p e t i t i o n s

2012
NUKII International Library Competition, Ljubljana
Honourable Mention
at Hidalgo.Hartmann Arquitectura

2011
Hungarian Design Award 2011, finalist
“Curveture - Adaptive furniture” parametric shelf
Hungarian Design Council

2011
Smart Architecture competition
Exhibited at the international EFAP conference
Contemporary Architecture Center, Budapest

2010
Mercedes-Benz competition, finalist
Installation for the Mercedes-Benz exhibition
Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

2009
Ráday Cultural Street - students’ competition, finalist
Urban design project
Ráday Library, Budapest