Spaces of Intensity:3h architects | book launch

03 05 2021

Online book launch


Spaces of Intensity:3h architects

Birkhäuser, 2020

Claus Käpplinger, editor


participants: Katalin Csillag and Zsolt Gunther, architects and founding directors of the 3h architecture bureau; Zalán Péter Salát, graphic designer and the designer of the volume; Balázs Danyi, architectural photographer

moderator: Dániel Kovács, art historian

The focus of the Hungarian architecture practice, 3h architects, which was founded in 1994 by Katalin Csillag and Zsolt Gunther, is on the sensitive transformation of urban spaces and historic buildings. They set spaces with great intensity and complexity against a world that seems incomprehensible, often linking them with interrupted strands of history and creating unmistakable space effects using daylight and artificial lighting. Their work covers offices, housing and educational buildings, as well as castles and churches, and has already attracted a number of awards.

The monograph documents nine completed and five not-yet-completed buildings. The essays by various authors focus on the practice’s key interests in the context of Hungary’s architectural culture: space and light, typology, context, and ornament.