BIVAK studio

BIVAK studio


BIVAK is an architecture practice based in Budapest characterized by an experimental attitude and a flair for manual techniques. They explore projects both large and small scale. The office handles primarily public buildings, but exploratory furniture and installations are also part of the portfolio. The studio inhabits a factory's water tower on the riverside of the Danube.

BIVAK (founding partners: Tamás Máté + Áron Vass-Eysen) is an architecture and design office based in Budapest, Hungary. Both of them are invited professors at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Architecture Department.
BIVAK’s creative methodology is experimental.
Their recent works oscillate between completely tiny residential projects (Urban Nomad Flat), middle scale leisure projects (reconstruction of a historical swimming centre in Győr), large urban functions (urban market in Szentes, Dorm for 250 students in Pápa) and the extra large (residential buildings, sport facilities).
BIVAK represented Hungary at the 11th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale with their Urban Nomad Flat project.
Urban Nomad Flat at 11th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale11th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale, Sao Paolo
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Architectural Design StudioMoholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Architecture Department, Budapest, Hungary
Experimental studioMoholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Architecture Department, Budapest, Hungary


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Nest Box by BIVAK

Supplementing concrete utility poles with B-type nest boxes. In Hungary it is common to perforate utility poles in order to reduce their weight. Human intervention often appears on the mass
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