Wolf House

Wolf House

Location
Budapest, Hungary | View Map
Project Year
2006
Category
Housing

Private Houses
Stories By
Hello Wood Ltd

IVANKA

The Butterfly House

Hello Wood Ltd as Association

Architects built giant Butterfly for Budapest Spring Festival


Butterfly House in the park, the signature of the city at its Hero Square, and attractive Cubes around the streets of Budapest - one of Hungary’s most creative groups, Hello Wood created new landmarks for the city’s famous Budapest Spring Festival. The architects also recently published an open call for workshop leaders as well as for architecture and design students to join Hello Wood’s summer camp, which is one of the leading architecture workshops in Central Europe.


What would you do, if you found a giant butterfly in the middle of your hometown? It happened to the people of Budapest, who found a gigantic one in a central point of the city. The installation - which is actually a huge stage - was created by the architects of Hello Wood for Budapest Spring Festival. The Butterfly House is a new way of defining the concept of stage. The purpose of the group was to create a venue, which can be used by the widest range of performers: from classical orchestras to acrobatic shows. While being a unique structure architecturally - it occupies more than 300 square metres, and is made of 20 tons of wood and 9 tons of concrete - the Butterfly House is also a unique design project. Because of the height of the installation, one of the main quests for Hello Wood was to make the stage safe from the strong winds. It’s wings are decorated after the Poplar Admiral (Limenitis populi), which is one of Central Europe’s most exotic and special butterflies. The Butterfly House is also the symbol of Spring and the rebirth of Nature - this was the main inspiration for the designers and architects.


Probably the most emblematic place of Budapest is it’s Hero’s Square: its silhouette is the symbol of the city all around the world. In collaboration with architect Gabor Zoboki, Hello Wood built a 16 metres long installation made of carved logs and boards, which form the word “Budapest”. This way the city got a new symbol, a place to hang out and make photos of, likeable to the locals and tourists as well. Also, part of the concept was interactivity, so that people can sit on the installation and be completely safe thanks to the anti-slippery cover of the wood. Caused by the lights coming from the the feet of the letters, the installation created a beautiful visual harmony with the square’s silhouette.


And to make sure everyone remembers that Spring is around, huge red Cubes served as orienting objects inspired by the logo of the Budapest Spring Festival. There were six cubes, all of them 2,7 metres tall around the city. The architects goal was to create spots in the city, which are attractive, and stable enough if the curious locals or tourists climb upon them.


Hello Wood’s summer workshop is one of leading architecture workshops of Central Europe. Any students of architecture and design are welcome to join their team for the week of the workshop, if they send their application until the 16th of May, as well as the workshop leaders, who can still apply until the 30rd of April.


Wolf House

IVANKA as Manufacturers

The chosen concrete material justify and intensify the treatment of mass. Main structure is thermal insulated reinforced concrete and gas-concrete blocks. Walls and roof are covered by prefabricated IVANKA PANELS. The fine concrete material appears on the facade justifies the compact architectural volume enhancing the homogenous look. The highly customized prefabricated facade paneling by IVANKA consist of more than fifty different original flat, L and U-profile.

Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
ManufacturersIVANKA
ManufacturersHOLCIM
Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
by IVANKA
Manufacturers
by HOLCIM
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More

Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials
24 Jun 2022 News
Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials

House VD-B by Graux & Baeyens architecten is a renovated hacienda-style villa in Evergem, Belgiu... More

Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
22 Jun 2022 News
Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)

In the heart of the historic city of Bruges, The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a... More

Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest
22 Jun 2022 News
Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest

Designed by NAPUR Architect, the recently opened New Museum of Ethnography in Budapest is a purpose-... More

New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea
22 Jun 2022 News
New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea

The Royal College of Art unveiled its new campus in Battersea, London this past month.  With a... More

TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity
21 Jun 2022 News
TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity

The Qingyijiang Road Elementary School by TAO (Trace Architecture Office) explores a decentralized s... More

House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rathod Design Associates explores concrete in all its aspects
21 Jun 2022 News
House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rathod Design Associates explores concrete in all its aspects

Located in the coastal town of Alibaug, near Mumbai, the House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rat... More

Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architects offers a transformable platform for the exchange of ideas
18 Jun 2022 News
Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architects offers a transformable platform for the exchange of ideas

Situated in an actively developing IT district of Kharkiv, Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architec... More