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A house from the last century adapted for modern life
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A house from the last century adapted for modern life

Built in Slovenia in the early 1900s, the house was renovated by a2o2 arhitekti with a focus on preservation and sustainability. The building’s outer shell was preserved, while the owners renovated the windows with the help of a restorer. The transformations were carefully highlighted: the stripped-down interiors meet elements
We visited the OTP Bank Tower House | Othernity
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We visited the OTP Bank Tower House | Othernity

Still standing as a fascinating phenomenon in the central location of Krisztina town, the OTP Bank Tower House caused quite a stir at the time of its construction. Some people cannot stand it; others think, it would be nice to have more of these modern residential buildings in Buda (or
Past and present come into play in the concept of the Lithuanian restaurant Nineteen18
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Past and present come into play in the concept of the Lithuanian restaurant Nineteen18

Interior design and gastronomy—two phenomena that link Lithuania’s historical past and modern present in Vilnius’ city center. The uniqueness of Nineteen18 comes from this contrast while drawing attention to the natural beauty of seasonal eating. 1918: the year Lithuania regained its independence—in honor of which Nineteen18 was
Simplicity with a twist—Warszauer Hotel, Kraków
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Simplicity with a twist—Warszauer Hotel, Kraków

A slender, modern building situated in a small cobble-stoned street in the heart of the former Jewish district of Kraków—this is Warszauer Hotel. The 10-room establishment opened in January 2022, stands out while still perfectly complementing its environment. Marta Gajewska, the mind and soul behind this extraordinary boutique hotel
A modern villa was also built in Pest and is now open to visitors—we visited the former home of Rózsi Walter
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A modern villa was also built in Pest and is now open to visitors—we visited the former home of Rózsi Walter

Since its foundation in 1968, the Hungarian Museum of Architecture has been waiting for the moment to have a permanent exhibition space. Now it finally got one, not just any one: the institution found a home in the renovated modern building designed by József Fischer, in the former family house
Wandering around modern buildings in Warsaw—Sebastian Czarnecki
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Wandering around modern buildings in Warsaw—Sebastian Czarnecki

Discovering Eastern European metropolises, we might come across many different architectural styles and striking contrasts. Often, we stumble upon buildings of the past that for many are not exactly the epitome of aesthetics, yet there are those who are fascinated by them. Sebastian Czarnecki has a unique vision of documenting
Urban Erasure—Reflections on the Budapest Architecture Film Festival
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Urban Erasure—Reflections on the Budapest Architecture Film Festival

The Budapest Architecture Film Festival (BAFF), held for the 14th time under the patronage of KÉK, is far from being solely aimed at the architectural profession. “Do you live in a building? Do you love the cinema? Cross borders, look around the world, get inspired and take action!” say the
Architecturally impressive science centers | TOP 5
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Architecturally impressive science centers | TOP 5

Leonardo da Vinci, space technology, renewable energy sources, and we could go on to list the topics that the science centers in our selection are presenting—we took a look at the architecturally outstanding institutions. Regional Science Center Leonardo da Vinci | Podzamcze Chęcińskie, Poland The first science center of our
Gorgeous yet divisive—modern chapels in the region | TOP 5
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Gorgeous yet divisive—modern chapels in the region | TOP 5

The contemporary sacred architecture raises a number of questions, but minimalist churches and chapels appear one after the other. But perhaps we can all agree that there is something quite refreshing about the rethought sacral buildings—now we have brought you the most modern regional chapels. Chapel Mary Magdalene | Zollfeld,
The Prostoria furniture collection pays homage to modern architecture in Zagreb
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The Prostoria furniture collection pays homage to modern architecture in Zagreb

The latest collection from the Croatian furniture design company Prostoria is inspired by the local modern architectural heritage. The capital of Croatia, Zagreb, is rich in monumental brutalist constructions, modern buildings built between the two wars, and spectacular monuments called spomeniks. Although modernism has been the subject of varying perceptions
Kyiv’s socio-modern buildings inspired PODYH’s latest collection
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Kyiv’s socio-modern buildings inspired PODYH’s latest collection

The troubled fate of the modernist buildings erected during the socialist era is a serious problem in Kyiv, as it is in many cities in the region. With its autumn-winter collection, the PODYH clothing brand wants to draw attention to the value of iconic modernist buildings. According to Daria Plaksyuk,
Glass bricks, like we've never seen before
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Glass bricks, like we've never seen before

According to the founder of the Lithuanian brand KISMAS, a single glass brick can be beautiful, and in fact: the former masonry elements, reborn as lamps, always show a different face thanks to the built-in light filters. Lithuanian Ramunas Minkevicius took a truly adventurous path to found his own brand:
We visited the OTP Bank Tower House | Othernity
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We visited the OTP Bank Tower House | Othernity

Still standing as a fascinating phenomenon in the central location of Krisztina town, the OTP Bank Tower House caused quite a stir at the time of its construction. Some people cannot stand it; others think, it would be nice to have more of these modern residential buildings in Buda (or
Robert Konieczny creates harmony with a house designed around a garden
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Robert Konieczny creates harmony with a house designed around a garden

Polish architect Robert Konieczny and his team were faced with a special challenge: they had to design a luxury apartment that harmonizes with nature for an existing garden so as to preserve the integrity of green surfaces as much as possible. The spectacular project is one of the latest work
Grab your own Újpalotai Apartment Tower!
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Grab your own Újpalotai Apartment Tower!

From today on, the selection of our online store is enriched with a truly extraordinary risoprint: this time, we collaborated with architect-graphic designer Boróka Felső, who designed the poster depicting the Újpalotai Apartment Tower for us. The print is now available in HYPEANDHYPER’s online store in limited quantities! In
Modern churches | TOP 5
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Modern churches | TOP 5

How can churches be kept relevant in a technology and information-centric world? Perhaps the answer to this question was sought by the architects who created the top buildings in our selection today. We will guide you to five modern shrines in Eastern Europe where the noise of the outside world
The secret life of the modern house | Book review
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The secret life of the modern house | Book review

We have probably never spent so much time in our homes than this past year. Over this period most of which we spent at home, it has become more than obvious that the impacts of architecture and design on our everyday lives manifest the most vividly in our living spaces.
Apple’s new store built on the water
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Apple’s new store built on the water

The iconic logo is broken by waves on Apple’s third store in Singapore, built at a quite unusual spot: on the water in a bay. The store is not open to the public yet, but has already went viral: social media is flooded by the images taken of the
We visited the Újpalotai Apartment Tower | Othernity
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We visited the Újpalotai Apartment Tower | Othernity

Even though we are quite saddened by the fact that the 2020 International Architecture Biennale was postponed, we for sure gained something with it: we can visit all the iconic buildings that will be in the center of attention in the Hungarian Pavilion. In the framework of the walking tours