ANDRÁS BOTOS ARCHITECTURAL PORTFOLIO 2014
TABLE OF CONTENTS
06-11 Startup incubator and Phd school
18-21 Cultural center
22-25 Exhibition pavilion
28-33 REA urban design competition
34-39 Canteen in industrial park
44-47 OYA festival landmark
48-51 Residential home in Piliscsaba
52-57 Urban wrapping
58-61 Tallin vision competition
62-65 Water and the City competition
STARTUP INCUBATOR AND PHD SCHOOL 2014 | Budapest, Hungary | Rehabilitation | 9800m2 Budapest University of Technology and Economics | Professor: Levente Szab贸
The project is a radical renovation programme of an existing structure. It was a challanging project in terms of deciding how to handle an outdated, yet to be preversed building. The key was to find a balance between the renewal of the existing spaces and the addition of new ones. To find the optimum we ran thorugh many different iterations, before starting the design process. These versions included extremities like demolisihing the major parts or creating a superstructure from the existing. The aim was to find a solutions which caters very different needs: creating a modern landmark like environment while keeping the the construction workload at the minimum.
The existing building The building, designed by ElemĂŠr Nagy was completed in 1983. After being used as a faculty building, currently it is unused. This is mostly due to the bad flexibility of spaces, lack of insulation and bad acoustics. However the location of the building makes it a very attractive property. Therefore its owner, the Technological University of Budapest wants to resuse it.
The building programme The new use of the building is a combined one. The main function is being an incubator for startups, that are created at the university. The new complex will also be the new center of the postgradual education, offering place for the 13 different Phd schools. Additionally with a big auditorium, and smaller gathering rooms it can serve as a medium sized conference center.
Functions and places The existing building part contains the startup incubator. Because of the low floor heights this offices would have been very dark. Therefore I’ve created a new atrium in the middle of the building. This also allowed converting the existing, unused stairs into more compact ones. The new, narrow part of the building contains the Phd schools. These don’t have currently their own spaces, and it’s really hard to collaborate. The new open space style areas should improve the situation drastically by enabling cross-faculty collaboration places
The inner courtyard The space between the two masses of the building became an atrium. Itâ€™s supposed to be a semi-public space. It will serve as a green island for the users of the building. Over the auditorium the gardens tranforms into an outdoor seating place, where the users can eat their lunch outdoors. The atrium is cahracterized by the bridges, which connect the two parts of the building. With their different proportion they act differently. Sometimes they only serve the circulation, sometimes they even offer working places.
The office spaces This office spaces are flexible, there is the possibility to maximize open space office types, but also to create more private spaces. By default it consists of an open-office style working places. In order for these places to not be too big and chaotic, they are divided by smaller boxes containing little meeting rooms, recreational spaces and other related functions. For advanced startups there is the possibility to rent private spaces. This can be achived by planting bigger boxes on the open environment. There is an emphasis on common spaces, since it was the intention to strengthen the collaboration between the different startups coming from the different faculties of the university.
LAURI VIITA LIBRARY 2013 | Tampere, Finland | Public building | 3000m2 Tampere University of Technology | Professor: Hannu Tikka
The task was to create a new library for the Pispala region of Tampere. The building site, which is close to the birthplace of famous innish author Lauri Viita, features a nearly 40 degrees slope, while having a panoramic view over the lake The diagramm on the left shows the different stages of the projectâ€™s evolution. The building, whch started as a fragmented structure turned out to be one generous move connecting the upper and the lower part of the site. The signature form of the loop allows to create a continous Ă tmentet from the public into the private areas while using the difficulty of the terrain as an advantage.
Shaped by the context . The proposal serves as a connection piece between the busier lower region and the upper residential area. It’s not just a connecting piece. It’s a journey through different impressions and spaces. It’s the loop. On this journey through the building the visitor moves from the public spaces to the more intimate areas in the middle, arriving at the other end of the building which is a public entrance again.
The journey through the loop Two possible journeys with the same starting and endoint. Either through the courtyard or through the loop. The courtyard is an orientation point and empahasises how important role the nature has in our lives. No matter which direction the visitor goes, it’s an exciting journey.
Major areas Starting from bottom the user of the building arrives at the lobby, which is a double height space. There is an immediate visual connection to the library part, one can see the bookshelfs on the upper floor. Following is the multifunctional hall, which has an intimate connection to the courtyard. An escalator takes the visitor to the main library part, which has the biggest area in library. The children have their own world on the top floor, with magnificient views, yet protected.
Adaption of the facades The facade of the main entrance has the scale of the mayor public building, drawing the pedestrians into the building. The upper facade is adapting to the smaller scale of the residential area, not disturbing the views of the surrounding buildings.
Further spatialities The multimedia space and the music hall are on the more silent side, embedded partly into the terrain, leading to the top floor, where the cafe and the newspaper reading room has its place with the views over the lake. The other entrance of the building is located here aswell, making the two way connection possible.
The views When going through the loop of the building the visitor encounters different spatialities. Sometimes the panorama to the lake is more dominating, sometimes the more intimate connection to the inner courtyard. These two orientation points create a strong visual connection to the nature.
Adaptive facade louvre system The basic element is a louvre made out of thin plastic sheets. By twisting the two ends its light transmission can be controlled dynamically. It can react on the permanent conditions, like sun- shine, placing the elements less or more dense. The density and variety of the pattern is characterized by two factors. Primary the function defines the transparency, this factor can also be controlled dynamically in real time according to the needs of the users. Secondary orientation and exposure to sunlight defines the character of the chosen pattern. The different seasons are also taken into account, since the nappĂ lya changes in Finland dramatically accoriding to them.
CULTURAL HUB 2013 | Tihany , Hungary | Refurbishing | 9800m2 Budapest University of Technology and Economics | Professor: Péter Sugàr
This project was about the rehabilitation of the harbor area from Tihany. The city is on the northern coast of the biggest hungarian lake Balaton. Our plan proposes the strengthen the connection between the coastal areas and the inner part of the city. The first part of the plan involved a broader look on the area. We propose to create a diverse local network of transportation, with emphasis on public transport and biking. This creates a more tranquil atmosphere, ideal for relaxing and to get to know the area better. In the second part of the project we focussed on the old harbor area of Tihany. There are three buildings from the modernist area we wanted to preserve, so we designed the proposal with this given circumstances, We created three different hubs with three personalities. I had the task to design the cultural hub, which includes a gallery space, a café and a multifunctional outdoor space.
Concept The starting point for this project was the existing building on site, a modernist bistro building designed by Zoltàn Gulyàs in 1962. I’ve adopted the main directions from the previously created masterplan. Between the designated areas for movement new spaces emerged. These spaces the moved in the vertical direction according to functions and panorama, thus resulting in folded landscapes and small, pavilion like buildings underneath. The big outdoor space became a multifunctional space: it’s a relaxing area, but in times of special occasions it can be converted into a space for concerts, exhibitions or sport venues,
The reconstruction of the bistro The building has a very sleek roof structure, dominated by a 1x1m grid. The roof was in a relatively good condition, however the building parts underneath were both structurally and spatially outdated. So I decided the keep the primary structure and the roof, and rebuild the other elements. The new elements are mainly from glass and steel, they are not competing with-, but revealing and cherishing the existing parts creating a new harmony. The functionality was expanded with a small exhibition space. 20
The layers of space In the end the project is characterized by three layers of spaces. The walkway at the shore, which expands into an outdoor seating area where the folded hill meets the lake. The second layer is the main spaces. With the bistro building on one side and the multifunctional outdoor space on the other side it becomes a small square which gives the project an unexpected urban character. The third layer is revealed from the highway above the site, where the grid like roof of the bistro merges with the similarly structured seating facilities and the sight of the water 21
GARDEN EXHIBITION PAVILION 2013 | Z端lpich, Germany | Public | 50m2 Tampere University of Technology | Guidance: Ari Rahikainen Competition | 3rd Prize
Kangasala is a finnish village, located close to Tampere. Z端lpich is the sister city of Kangasala in Germany. It will be the host of the Landesgartenschau, a lanscape architecture exhibition in 2015. Our task was to design a pavilion located in this exhibition about the finnish town Kangasala The form sources of the pavilion are two most important aspects of the Finnish architectural scene: The archetypical form of a pitched roof house, and the the forest, which covers the biggest part of the country The proposal unifies these two special forms, creating a unique experience for the visitors of the garden exhibition in Z端lpich
Context The plot of the pavilion lies at a convienient spot, at the intersection of the main routes of the Landesgartenschau. The main acceses happen from the direction of the gate or the north-south route. Therefore itâ€™s advised to locate the pavilion next to these busy routes. The site lies at the border of the public and private areas. The pavilion is creating a filter from the public to the private, allowing experi- ences and intimacy at the same time. The pavilion buildings are located near to the more public areas with the more calm and private garden in the back. The layout of the garden is a trasition from urban to rural: First part: flowers, grass field. Second part: bushes, shrubs. Third part: trees, forest scene. It was a requirement to design a building which can be built by students who are not professionell construction workers. Therefore its assembly is easy and quick. The structure is partly pre fabricated and can be transported in one full size and one half size container to the building site.
Construction detail The base of the structure is formed by a 15cm (one step) high wooden platform. This elevation prevents the ground water damaging the building parts. The main load bearing structure are the wooden portals put together from rĂŠtegeltragasztott fa tartok. These are befestigt on pre-drilled metal foundation elements. Stiff boxes made out of two sheets of plywood plates form the roof, while the walls are made up from semi transparent 20mm thick polycarbonate wall panels.
REA URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION 2012 | Budapest, Hungary | Urban design | ~70.000m2 Budapest University of Technology | Teamwork w/ Rebeka Monory | Guidance: Melinda Benkö, Julianna Szabó Competition 1st place (hungarian round) 2nd place (international round)
REA is an international urban design competition, held every 2 years. This year’s theme was the sustainable development of historic downtown areas. Our development area was an urban block in the eight district of the ungarian capital, Budapest. This area is considered one of the poorest areas with many social problems and high crime rates. Our proposal morphed from the analysis of the urban context by realsisng what is needed in this area. Besides converting two old bulidings into a student home and an incubator house we redefined the traditional but nowadays uncomfortable housing types Our proposal has gained 1st place in the hungarian round, and 2nd place in the international round of the competitio
The location The site is located in the 8th district of Budapest. This is one of the worst areas, it can be called a ghetto. Itâ€™s not advised to walk at night there. High percentage of the population belongs to the Roma minority. Poverty is common. There are houses where 30 flats share one bathroom. However the community is really strong and the people live in huge families. This is an advantage to keep.
A closer look Our site of intervention has a special location. It is a crossing point of places with different characters. To the east there is a huge, unused indutrial zone. Brown-field developments are supposed to take place there in the future. To the southeast, there is a suburban zone, to the west there is a highly urbanised zone. To the south, there is a huge, green park. A new part of the nearby NKE University is supposed to be developed in this area, which could act as a catalyst for innovations in the whole district.
Concept01: Link The area is supposed to be a link between the outer parts and the downtown. Itâ€™s supposed to become a lively border, full of lifediminishing the bad image of the whole area.
Concept02: Filter Our proposal is to create bridge the gap between highly dense urban area and the suburban area. Buildings acting as a filter shouls also control the different aspects of public, private and half-private zones.
Concept03: Gate The busy road behind the site used to be a border of the city. Even today itâ€™s a major boundary for the area. The site is supposed to be the gate of the district from this road, allowing movement and refreshing the whole area.
The masterplan The majority of existing buildings had to be replaced with new ones. They had a bad north-south orientation and the flats were small and lacked basic comfort, like seperate toilets or bathrooms. The preserved buildings are marked with dark-gray. Most of were built in the recent years. Two of the older traditional buildings were pereserved aswell, however they were converted into an incubator house and a student housing. An important part of the project is the east-west axis, leading through the new square and the incubator house. The main feature of the plot is the common park with a community building in the middle. A small part of this building is built seperate, at the beginning of the construction phasing, and serves as an info pavilion of the development.
Phasing, property lines, lockdown The small diagramms show different aspects of the project. The project can be built in 4 different phases, according to financial sources. The development features 3 underground garage possibilties aswell. Because of the current high crime rate we created the middle, private area, so that it can be closed for the night.
Student housing One of the traditional housing units is converted into a student dormitory. The living units, which are small for a normal flat are perfect for the students. We believe that there will be a demand for the project aswell, since the nearby NKE university will be extended. Modular common spaces are hung into the courtyard. They are movable so every living unit can pull it in front of their space.
Gate Sustainability also means using the existing buildings. After realising that they are not suitable for living, we tried to search functions they could accomodate. So we created the incubator house and the student housing. They are placed in the two buildings which are closest to the new walking axis.
Incubator house The incubator house consits of two floors. On the ground floor it accomodates companies with public functions, like grocery, bike renting etc. On the first floor there are small office units, which can be rented for a low price. They use the same infrastructure (kitchen, conference room) lowering the overall renting costs.
The new housing units The idea was to combine to keep the advantages of the traditional courtyard type houses, while trying to eliminate the disadvantages. An advantage is that you often meet your neighbours in the courtyard. However there are not many ways to enjoxy privacy. On the other hand the traditional courtyards have very bad shading. The lowest floors barely get any sunlight. Our proposal was to seperate the courtyard system into pairs of two. Thereâ€™s one social courtyard, where the entrances of the flats open. This is a place for gathering, for different activities within the community. Then thereâ€™s a green courtyard. The balconies of the flats open in this direction. This is a more private area, only for the immediate residents. We improved the shading by orienting the flats only in the east-west direction. In the remaining two directions are the circulation floors with further closable communal places.
CANTEEN IN INDUSTRIAL PARK 2011 | Budaรถrs, Hungary | Industrial | 1200m2 Budapest University of Technology | Guidance: Szabolcs Helfrich
Our task was to design a restaurant catering the needs of the industrial zone in Budaรถrs. Since this is an industrial zone with industrial buildings around, the task was to create valuable architecture with the prefabricated toolset of industrial architecture. In the first half of the semester we created in groups of six the masterplan of the currently uninhabited zone in the indutrial park. In the second half, we designed seperately the individual buildings.
The building blocks The building was separated into two distinctive areas. The production area includes the kitchen and the supporting facilties. Itâ€™s designed as one massive block, whereas the restaurant area, in the front of the building is a light transparent glass block. Shading is provides by perforated metal plates, which are parametric based on a solar analysis. The whole building is made up of prefabricated concrete beams and columns. By extending these elemnets into the outdoors they become the supporting structure of the light shading system, while creating a characteristic facade.
The inner structure The inner space is seperated into two parts: the customer zone and the industrial zone with the kitchen and supporting facilities. The customer zone is a transparent fluent space with a double-height void in the middle, where the stairs connect to the upper floor. The other zone is centered around the kitchen: All the storage and perapartory route get the ingredients from the industrial entrance and hand off the prepared materials into the kitchen. The next step is the serving area where the dishes are passed on to the customer zone. Furtermore the social area contains the workersâ€™ offices, changing rooms, showers and other social facilties
Structural details An important concept was to reduce costs by using prefabricated elements, while maintaining an attractive architecture. This is achived by mixing traditional and industrial building parts.
STACKED 2010 | fictitious place | Residential design | 1600m2 Budapest University of Technology | Concept developed w/ Àgoston Drippely and Bàlint Balàzs Guidance: Zoltàn André
How would an ideal 12 flat residential building look like? That was the question that we had to explore in groups of three. Located on an unknown location the aim was to find the most exciting living conditions in the middle of nowhere. We envisioned a prefabricated structure, which consists of identical parts: the basic element is a single unit of living. The exciting spatialities come from the possibilities of stacking them together, thus creating a vivid environment
The inner courtyard The flats are arranged around an inner three story high courtyard. The resulting space is dominated by the simple back facades of the flats and the ramps of the circulation system. The negative spaces resulting from the stacking of the units form the community spaces. They have different spatialities: there are rooftop terraces, inbetween spaces or small alleys. They simulate the urban public spaces, simulating in a small city-like experience in the building.
The inner courtyard While the inner courtyard focuses on the events of the community, all the living units face outwards. Theyâ€™ve been positioned so that every single flat has a private space, not disturbed by the neighbours. Each flat features a huge balcony with direct access from every single room. Each unit is 100m2 big. Perfect for 1-3 persons. The flats are divided into a semi-private and private area. The flats face to the North, West and East. However there are 2 further units facing North. One of them is an event unit, which can be rented out by the inhabitants, if they want to host a bigger party or event. The other one is a community unit, which gives place to different courses and meetings.
OYA FESTIVAL LANDMARK 2014 | Oslo, Norway | environmental design | 30m2 Teamwork w/ Flóra Major and Adél Süveges | Competition
What does sustainability mean to us? Sustainability means to preserve the environment for the upcoming generations. In our opinion the most important thing is to let people know that everybody can contribute to this common issue and together we can reach a lot. We wanted to show now how much rubbish is produced continuously and shock people with this information. Shock, to make them think of it, change their habits and to make them consume more consciously. But we didn't only want to inform, we wanted people to be part of the project, to interact each other and a continuously changing structure. With this purpose in mind we created a game. A game that all the visitors from Oya can play.
Working mechanism The tower works as following: On day zero, the structure is empty with lose tubes hanging from it. First day people start to put their used cups into the tubes from the bottom. Therefore the tubes will continuously fill from the bottom to the top during the days of the festival. It awakes awareness of the fact how much waste is produced and hopefully encourages the peole to produce less rubbish. Thankfully all the waste that lands in the structure has a good purpose: it will be recycled totally.
RESIDENTIAL HOME IN PILISCSABA 2010 | Piliscsaba, Hungary | residential design | 130m2 Budapest University of Technology and Economics | Guidance: Zoltàn André
Our task was to design a home for a couple with two children. The location is Piliscsaba, which is a suburb of the capital. It has been a traditional swabian village. However the building site is not in the center, but in a new suburban area. The buildings there don’t really have an unified or architecturally valuable character. Therefore the aim was to create something characteristic and memorable.
Building proposal The building is built up from two 90 degree rotated prisms. The intersection of the two prisms houses the public rooms: the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. This is a double height space. The parents bedroom is on the ground floor, with a seprate en suite bathroom. The childre have their own little world on the first floor. The have a small playroom with views on the gallery and an own bathroom. The main feature of the building is the outside space under the cantilever of the upper mass. This is an intermediate space, protected from the sun, yet outside. Two materials were used for the building, plaster on the ground floor, and wood on the upper floor. Vertical wooden shading fins protect the upper rooms from the sun
URBAN WRAPPING 2012 | Nicosia, Cyprus | Urban design | ~40.000m2 Univesity of Nicosia | Professor: Paris Philippou
The task was to make a proposal for the former industrial zone of Engomi in Nicosia. Once a blooming industrial area today many of the buildings are vacant and the area is not appealing. By carefully analysing the area and creating case studies I decided to make subtle improvements in the area, that could act as a catalyst for whole Engomi. First I created general studies focussing on the whole neigbhbourhood in relationship with the entire city; showing in which areas the inteventions should change something. Before and after scenarios showed the potentials and opportunities.
The big picture The industrial area differs in many aspects from the surrounding area. The area acts as an alien body amongst the surrounding urban fabric. Currently there are isolated public green zones in the area. They are not functioning really well, and the amount of green space is not enough. By connecting the remaining green spaces the network of green is slowly taking over the area. The green encourages interaction and transforms boundaries to borders. Right now the area doesnâ€™t have a centerpoint, landmark either. The surrounding streets act as a boundary, they donâ€™t encourage connections, just isolate the area from the rest of the city. The plan is to create a center: Based on the patterns of the pedestrian pathways I identified busy knots: these places of interesr are to be evolved as the heart of the area, making place for various community based activities.
0. Current situation The space between the two masses of the building became an atrium. Itâ€™s supposed to be a semi-public space. It will serve as a green island for the users of the building.
1. Extending the public edges This analysis shows the current situation of the site. Marked are the special areas that take place between the street and the buildings. This areas are either unused or used for parking. I decided to extned these edges until theyâ€™re usable by the public
2. Seperating the public and industry Currently the area is sperated by the roads for cars and trucks dividing the area in many parts. I redefined the road network by sperating the routes for the industrial usage (moving the goods, trucks) and the public usage (pedestrians, bycicles)
3. Creating a ribbon of public functions The edges between public and private are still undefined I propose a new system what I called ribbon of public. It controls the public edge and is a multi functional structure.
The ribbon The indefinite edges of the area are unified by the ribbon system. It creates new spaces and functions while retaining the charming industrial character of the area. One of its main function is to control the porosity of the public edges thus allowing different spatial experiences. The upper diagramm shows the “heatmap” of this attribute. On some occasions the edge is a solid edge (for example private courtyards, factories) while other places have a porous, transparent edge (showrooms, shops). The ribbon changes in accordance to the required attribute, as shown above. It’s an addition to the existing fabric of buildings with the aim to keep as much as possible from the current situation (to retain the unique industrial chracter) but still giving new life and character to the area.
After setting the general interventions, an area of intervention was set. I zoomed in to the most important part of the project, the central square and the surrounding areas. The numbered areas show special places, where a new building or outdoor structure is supposed to be erected. The yellow buildings form the secondary small campus of the expanding University of Nicosia. 56
Spatialities of the ribbon The ribbon is not a flat structure, only designed in plan. Itâ€™s supposed to create new spaces by extending into the third dimension. The attributes of the ribbon influence the surrounding public space as well. These are three examplex of different behaviours. The middle one is the simplest one, an attachment to an existing industrial building, which creates a showroom for the products. The upper one is a community center. Here the ribbon elevates to create an outdoor place underneath while proividing shade from the sun. The example below shows a cafĂŠ. The ribbon opens up in two elements in the summer, creating an outdoor seating area. In the winter it retreats to sustain for the less busier months. 57
TALLINN VISION COMPETITION ENTRY 2013 | Tallinn, Estonia | Future vision | ~100.000m2 Competition
The stiffness of the block houses and the lightness of the circle. The concrete fire- walls and the swinging waves of the lake. This place is full of contradictions. Vaike-Oismae. A radical statement of its time. It has everything what modernism could offered at its offspring. Yet this area has the same problems, as thousands of other living blocks from the communist era. The more and more frightening conditions of the buildings, the outdated building technology which results in ex- pensive heating bills and constant wall-to-wall “communication” with the neigh- bors. Aging, poverty and plenty of other social problems. And let’s not forget about the fact that these areas are far from attractive. Grey, dull, uninspiring, boring. The opposite of what we call a dream home. Yet Vaike-Oismae is different. Its creators had a vision. A vision of perfection,
The concept This proposal doesn’t go the easy way. Replacing all the old buildings with new modern ones is in todays’ economy is a waste of money and resources. Instead it reuses the available building components and transforms them into a modern living unit. But the new area is not just a rehabilitation of the former. It’s a totally unique and exciting experience. It’s something the whole world will talk about. It’ll give back Vaike-Oismae something it always tried to achieve: an extraordinary vision. Living in the urban jungle is not just about being part of an extraordinary experiment. Its function is not only to serve as a new attraction point to the city, but to enhanche the liv- ing conditions of the inhabitants. The following diagram shows the differences before and after the intervention in the scale of the whole area, and the individual buildings as- well.
Rehabiltation of the buildings Currently the buildings have a rigid structure. The flats are too small and often they lack connection to the outside. The buildings have outdated propoerties regarding insulation and acoustics. Phase one proposes a green facade on the buildings. This is mounted on a steel frame, which allows to create balconies, terraces and wintergardens. This way the flats have direct connection to the nature and have an unified and attractive appearence from the outside. Phase two is deeper intervention. By shuffeling the flats, that means combining and mixing existing ones we get bigger living units and more spatious rooms. We also put additional community functions onto the roof.
BANK INTERIOR 2013 | Budapest, Hungary | Interior design | ~100m2 Competition
The task was to design the interior of a new bank chain. The bank operates mainly virtually on the internet. However they have one branch in Budapest, operated in a busy shopping center. This location was however had to be renewed. The aim was to reflect the forward thinking character of the bank and to create a futureproof location, which attracts new customers.
Creating a new identity Often banking is exhausting and slow. I’ve wanted to create an environment which correspondenses with the endeavour of the company: to make banking fast, smooth and easy. Therefore I’ve placed clean, dynamic elements into the place. The complex forms are divided into several “arches”. These elements have multiple functions: on the ceiling they contain the lighting, on the sides they have functions, like waiting benches or working tables. They are also used to hide hvac and other disturbing elements. By converting a number of workstations into “videobanking” stations I reduced clutter and increased the spatiality. Another part of the project was to create an identical visual language. In order to reduce confusion, the main information signs are clear and visible and part of the whole visual identity.
CV STUDIES 2009- 2013 2012 2012 2009 2001-2009
Architectural engineering studies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary (Bsc+Msc) Tampere University of Tehcnology, Architecture department in Finland (erasmus semester) University of Nicosia, Architectural Department in Cyprus (foreign semester) Specialization in architectural design Hungarian and German graduation Thomas Mann Gymnasium - German School of Budapest High School
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2014 2014 2013 2012 2012 2010, 2011 2010
Internship at “Elmiger Tschuppert Architekten” in Zürich, Switzerland (10 weeks) Project development adviser at “Notley Investment” (1 month) Building camp in Perbal, Hungary Internship at “Sporaarchitects” design studio in Budapest, Hungary (4 weeks) Parametric Design workshop Internship at “A-quadrat Hölter und Schneiders” design studio in Hamburg, Germany (4 weeks) Internship at the” Vadász és társai” design studio in Budapest, Hungary (2 weeks)
COMPETITIONS 2014 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011
120 hours competition for Oslo, Norway Granit Bank interior design competition Tallin vision competition (curated for exhibition) Exhibition pavilion for municipality of Kangasala 3rd place Madách square renewal in Budapest (teamwork) REA international workshop (teamwork) 1st place REA Urban design competition International round (teamwork) 2nd place REA Urban design competition Hungarian round (teamwork) 1st place Architecture pavilion competition by “Architecton” magazine (individual work) Faculty competition “Droid” (teamwork) 2nd place National student competition “Water and City” in Budapest (individual work) 2nd place “Itt fogunk lakni” (“This is where we will live”) competition (teamwork)
EXHIBITION, PUBLICATIONS 2013 2012 2011
Digital Design in Sustainable Urbanism (co-author of booklet and exhibition) “Built environment in the eye of the photographer” photo exhibition “Water and City” comptition exhibition in Vienna and Budapest
COMPUTER SKILLS CAD: Archicad Autocad Revit 3D: Sketchup Rhino 3ds Max
LANGUAGE SKILLS Graphics: Photoshop Illustrator Indesign
Rendering: Vray Lumion Kerkythea
OS: Windows Mac OS Office
Hungarian native English German Spanish
HOBBIES photography, travelling, tennis, running, reading, movies, skiing, 67
Architectural Portfolio of Andras Botos with selected works from 2009-2014