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Budapest: Art Nouveau Geology Institute

The Földtani Intezet was designed by the famous Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner in the Secession style, a variation of Art Nouveau that incorporates elements of Hungarian folk art and which became the Hungarian national style. Masterpieces by Lechner include the Geology Institute http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130482111, the Postal Savings Bank http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130678536, Szent Laszlo Church http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130490945, a villa http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130489212, Kecskemet City Hall http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/130648750 and the Applied Arts Museum http://www.pbase.com/image/128557313. The architect also always tried to integrate elements relevant to the purpose of the structure; in this case he added fossils and geological forms to the building.

Information on Lechner is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ödön_Lechner
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
Geology Institute (Földtani Intézet)
96 and 97
96 and 97
Folk art window
Folk art window
Folk art window
Folk art window
Geology windows
Geology windows
Geology ceiling
Geology ceiling
Geology light fixture
Geology light fixture
Geology hallway
Geology hallway
The other end
The other end
Hungarian Institute of Geology
Hungarian Institute of Geology
The whole picture (finally)
The whole picture (finally)
Lobsters and snails
Lobsters and snails
Are these the cutest chimneys or what
Are these the cutest chimneys or what
View from the ground up
View from the ground up