MÁRTA FISCHER, OLIVER SALES
Daphne Zografou, Davor Dušanić, Dominique Tang, Jonathan Schweizer, Máté Kudar, Sergio Sanz Vela, Sofie Berg, Tatiana Muñoz
TYPE infrastructure – gate, icon, tower
Many times in architecture, works occur to be “selfish” – they do not interact with the people that use them. The architects wanted to create an installation which welcomes the arriving people to touch it, examine it. Arriving has a very important role in every journey, but this can lose its significance in modern urban life. The group of creators thinks that it is better to use triangular forms instead of cubes, because they have a more welcoming effect on the human soul due to their frequent presence in nature. The architects of the Gate created their installation in a playful and interactive way: their opinion is that playing with thoughts and shapes is a necessity of happiness.
Márta Fischer graduated from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Landscape Architecture (M.Sc. 2008), studies also undertaken at the University of Wageningen, Holland. Recipient of the Hungarian Chamber of Architects prize for best Thesis. Has constructed installations in and around Budapest, also at Muvészetek Völge (Valley of the Art's) using recycled materials. Active member of ELASA Hungary (European Landscape Architecture Students Association) where she organised and implemented projects including community schemes (playgrounds) in rural Romania, Czech Republic and Portugal amongst other places. Member of the board of trustees for the Imre Ormos Charitable Foundation (furthering public knowledge of landscape architecture) . Following graduation worked at Lépték-terv (Károly Körút, Alcsút Arboretum, Alsópetény Palace Gardens) before taking the position of team leader at S-TÉR (Landscaping Budapest's Design Terminal and Olimpia Park).
Oliver Sales graduated from Birmingham School of Architecture in 1991. Prior to moving to Hungary (1996) worked in the UK (Building giant tetrahedrons with the Architecture Workshops Association) later moved to Jamaica, specialising in luxury residential projects where he also dabbled in the film industry helping to build the push carts used in the film "Cool Runnings". Work in Hungary follows the theme of residential development and education (Visiting tutor at BME since 1996). Noted for family home design (DOP ARCHITECTURE) and project architect for Budapest's Olimpia Park.
We prefer to immerse our team members from inception to completion in the full developmental process. Prior to meeting at Hello Wood it would be beneficial to exchange ideas, share varied experiences and develop a team rhythm. The tower we endeavour to build is to be inspired by advanced engineering methodology brought into harmony with nature. Hence, the given image of an aircraft wing and leaves. We hope our tower is safe, climbable, dynamic and an object of beauty. The result should be a focal point guiding visitors towards Project Village 2015.