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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Fantastical Organic Architecture of Hungary's Imre Makovecz > SÁROSPATAK, apartment building
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SÁROSPATAK, apartment building
01-OCT-2011

SÁROSPATAK, apartment building

I quite liked this building, which is described by "Eyewitness Travel Hungary" as "Built in 1972, the four-storey buildings form a series of interlinking white towers, all leaning slightly forwards and topped with steep brown roofs -- a modern interpretation of Árpád tents." More information on Makovecz can be found here http://www.makovecz.hu/main.html (look under Most Important Projects)

LATER NOTE: There seems to be some question as to whether or not this apartment building was designed by Makovecz. Two out of three tourbooks attribute it to him, but a book on organic architecture does not. I suspect it wasn't his, although he did design part of the accompanying complex. Need to do more research before I write anything definitive.

Thanks to Isabel and William, who both helped me with trying to get rid of an obnoxious wire in the sky. For some reason what I was doing wasn't working. Hopefully now it's gone, more or less!

Nikon D700 ,AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
1/160s f/13.0 at 30.0mm iso200 full exif

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Chris Morton20-Nov-2012 12:56
lovely presentation of this building; a bit like a group f people getting into a huddle
Fletcher Wildlife Garden13-Oct-2012 20:42
Love this unusual architecture. Although I am a fan of old buildings in general, something modern like this, built with a sense of the creative, is wonderful! I wish more modern buildings were interesting instead of box-like. V
norbi26-Oct-2011 21:53
Interesting architecture in a fine capture.v .norbi
Buba Jafarli24-Oct-2011 20:54
Very interesting buildings and a wonderful shot, Helen! V.
Jim Coffman24-Oct-2011 20:24
Wpw, this is so neat!!V
photo.slufirski12-Oct-2011 08:14
Beautiful capture! Great composition and image quality. V.
anne11-Oct-2011 22:49
love the architecture, very nicely shot.......V
Milan Vogrin08-Oct-2011 18:27
Very nice buildings and image!
longbachnguyen08-Oct-2011 07:14
awesome architectural image, nicely composed and exposure
lou_rozensteins08-Oct-2011 00:59
Our city could do with some of this .... shades of Gaudi!! An excellent shot with great detail and light.
Mark Chambers07-Oct-2011 20:41
Great building/shot. V
Nirvan Hope07-Oct-2011 16:27
Unique creative architecture - I like the curvedness of it - we need more like that in the world!
Gervan07-Oct-2011 11:38
Spectacular archi image. V.
Rosemarie Kusserow05-Oct-2011 20:36
Beautiful architecture, very nice colors and composition, V
Rosemarie :o)
John Reynolds05-Oct-2011 18:16
Niely captured. Fascinating architecture. V.
bill friedlander04-Oct-2011 23:17
Fairy tale architecture. Snow White and the seven dwarfs mus live here. Wonderful light and detail in this shot. V
Guest 04-Oct-2011 23:05
This is a fanciful design. I sent the instructions in an email. Isabel's look a bit different. There are many ways to skin the cat
Isabel Cutler04-Oct-2011 21:18
More on instructions - after your non-feathered selection - use the polyagonal tool for this one - go to edit/fill/content aware fill. (I went back to PS to check my instructions!)