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3h Architecture

Budapest, Hungary
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Katalin Csillag and Zsolt Gunther are Hungarian architects, founded together their practice in 1994. Human scale, sustainability, new craftsmanship and innovative tradition are the keywords of their architectural approach. Their architecture is not object-oriented, it focuses on solving complex spatial problems.

Katalin Csillag

Student of the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Budapest. She received her diploma in 1992. Between 1992 and 1994 she practiced in Graz at the studio of Helmut Zieseritsch. She finished the Master School in 2002.

By now, she is one the leading designers of 3h architecture. Since 2008 she is professor of the Master School in Budapest, and became a member of the Education Committee of the Chamber of Architects, Budapest in 2010.

Zsolt Gunther

He graduated at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Budapest. He accomplished his master classes at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna under the leadership of Hans Hollein, one of the pioneers of postmodern architecture. He worked as an associate in various European practices between 1991 and 1994 (Mecanoo, Boris Podrecca, Volker Giencke and Ernst Giselbrecht).

He submits his doctoral degree in 2009 (DLA-degree; title: inverse tradition). By now he is leading 3h architecture together with Katalin Csillag. He devotes himself to architectural research beyond pragmatic design. One of the leaders of MOME Ecolab, founding member of Active House Alliance. He works on the principles of Hungarian social housing within the 4xM group.

Zsolt Gunther won the Hungarian Ybl Prize in 2005. The pracice was nominated for the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011 with their Institute for physically disabled.

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Budapest, Hungary
  1. Architect's Website
mariathuroczy, December 1st, 2011
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