Simply Green – Liveable Cities

DAM, Frankfurt, 01. 23. – 07. 11. Text: Bálint Botzheim The exhibition in DAM Frankfurt addresses the prejudices towards and the arguments in favor of greening the outer shells of buildings and goes beyond merely presenting scientific findings to provide practically oriented tips on greening existing buildings or new builds. It is intended as a […]

The New Empire of Waters

Nature-Friendly Innovation Against Climate Change Text: Bálint Botzheim A key agent in climate change in the Carpathian Basin happens to be water, of which we temporarily have too much or too little. In spring and early summer sudden showers and downpours are often accompanied by flash floods. In the latter half of the summer, however, […]

Wood, Revised

HoHo Tower, Vienna Text: Bálint Botzheim In the the past few decades we have witnessed a rebirth of wood, as a variety of glued and multi-layered wooden materials have become also widespread besides the traditional timber structures. One of the most innovative building materials is the CLT (cross laminated timber) panel, which was developed in […]

The Meeting of Local Building Materials and Innovation

Droneport, Ruanda Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: The struggle against global warming encourages the building industry to find innovations. How is it possible to build by loading less stress on the environment whilst using less resources that we borrowed from the next generations? The initiative named Ruanda Droneport was launched in 2016 in Ruanda where […]

Digital Arts and Crafts

Marebito House, Nanto, Japan Architecture: Vuild. Co. Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Hayato Kurobe, Takumi Ota An architecture startup Vuild, Inc. has completed “House for Marebito” in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture in 2019. This project challenges the local issues of forestry and marginal settlement by only using local lumbers and CNC milling machine. Toga village is stated […]