An international architecture program and a design studio based in Budapest, Hungary.
Hello Wood, the workshops
Hello Wood, in its function and assemble, is a combination of several traditional events. You can find the typical elements of architecture camps, art workshops, conferences, and professional symposia in it, as well as those of organized events, concerts, lectures, and performances; thanks to which, Hello Wood also reminds us of a festival. By the balancing and appropriate positioning of the elements of these two major groups, Hello Wood becomes an event, which offers an opportunity for professional development and networking at the same time. Hello Wood is an independent, international educational platform in design and architecture. It teaches to think with our hands, and learn through experience.
All projects are developed and built in a collaborative process. Teams of students from various fields, nationalities and institutions and are lead by accomplished practicing professionals and academics. Their concepts are shared, developed and realized in an intense team effort.
Hello Wood provides a unique experience in the craft of building, inventing, testing and an intimate understanding of the material itself. Hello Wood is opportunity to learn and develop ideas through making. We believe that a socially responsive attitude and utilising the material constraints in an innovative way, is crucial for sustainable design. Hello Wood has an ability to provide a productive reciprocity between a concept, the design and its realisation.
Our goal is to promote the construction process as a platform for discussion, innovation and exchanging knowledge.
Hello Wood is a profoundly democratic opportunity to connect different generations, designers and artist with various cultural, academic and professional backgrounds.
Since its foundation in 2013, Hello Wood Ltd has been functioning as a creative architectural and design studio. Our typically temporal and mobile installations appear at major European festivals and events. We are also working together with such partners as the Sziget Festival, the Palace of Arts Budapest and the Design Week Budapest. The studio can be seen as a sibling to the camps since all of our works are centered on social responsibility, designing for a life cycle, and the relation between community and architecture.
The studio is a site of innovation, product development, and the designing of large-scale installations. The work here is in correspondence with the organization of our camps and other processes as well.