Architects Directory 2010 | Maurijones J. de Albuquerque
Architects Directory 2010: sporaarchitects
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Budapest-based sporaarchitects is a multi-disciplinary practice, set up in 2002 and currentlyhard at work on the city's Metro4 underground line, a major infrastructural project. The fourpartners are all in their late 30s and early 40s, and have wide-ranging experience inarchitecture, urbanism and development. Tibor Dékány, Sándor Finta, Ádám Hatvani andOrsolya Vadász are also all graduates from the Budapest University of Technology andEconomics (BME), and also maintain membership of the Hungarian ContemporaryArchitecture Centre, a nexus for new ways of thinking in the country. 'At the core of ourarchitecture is the ability to take a fresh look at things through experienced eyes,' they state.
This cascading structure is spora's response to shifting perceptions of what it is to be urban.As planners argue as to whether suburban or inner city conditions are the best means ofgenerating life, community and economic vitality, the Weekend-City marches in with atumble of ideas, a blend of the traditional summer house with an urban site. Designed tocounter Budapest's proliferation of courtyard-centric dwellings and meagre apartments,spora suggests an agreeable architectural jumble. 'The project combines the benefits ofmetropolitan and rural life,' they say, 'it would create a vertical village with criss-crossingterraces and gardens connected to each flat, while the apartments are overrun by plantsand everyone would have a small garden to grow fruit and vegetables.'https://www.sporaarchitects.hu