October 16, 2017

J HOUSE PUBLISHED IN ARHITECTURA’S SPECIAL EDITION ABOUT PASSIVE HOUSES

The 1/2017 issue of Arhitectura magazine is a special number presenting the Passive House concept, illustrating it with a few certified buildings / projects from Romania. It was curated by Marius Șoflete and Simina Stan, who invited us to present the J House still in construction.
October 13, 2017

REFUGE NETWORK PROJECTS ARE FINALISTS IN HUNGARIAN MEDIA ACHITECTURAL PRIZE 2017 EDITION

The "Media Architectural Prize" is the biggest, annual, architecture event in Hungary organized by epiteszforum.hu. The international jury selected 5 buildings and 5 projects which will compete and will be presented at the gala event in November the 18th, 2017. Our refuge network in Szeklerland, despite the fact that it's an older project, has been published only this year on epiteszforum, hence nominated. We're really happy to land among the finalists.
September 11, 2015

J HOUSE PROJECT PRE-CERTIFIED

Our project, currently under construction, received the Passivhaus-Institut pre-certificate. It's among the first passive houses in Transylvania. Here's a related article in hungarian on the Think Outside the Box website.The PHPP calculations were done by Varga Szabolcs (V&V projekt) building energetics consultant.
December 7, 2013

HEATING PLANT CONVERSION PROJECT WON THE FIRST PRIZE AT BATRA 2013

The first edition of the Transilvanian Architecture Biennale, (BATRA) featured two Blipsz projects: Bungalows in Odorheiu Secuiesc, and The Social Plant in Toplita which has won the first prize in the Public buildings category. It's theme, the conversion of a former heating plant into an integrated social center fitted well with the "generate, regenerate" concept of this edition of the biennale.
September 25, 2013

RECEPTION HUT PROJECT FEATURED IN “BEYOND THE CITY” (DINCOLO DE ORAȘ) BOOK AND EXPOSITION

"Beyond the City" (Dincolo de oraș) is an exposition and book published by Zeppelin about rural contemporary architecture in Romania. The project makes an analisys of the transformations and processes that define the current built environment in the countryside.
May 25, 2013

HAJDO HOUSE PROJECT SELECTED FOR THE EAST CENTRIC ARCHITECTURE TRIENNALE

Exposing East and Central European architecture is the aim of this project organized by Arhitext magazine. The international jury selected 98 projects from 21 countries.
May 20, 2013

“ROMANIAN ARCHITECTURE IN DETAILS – HOUSING” LAUNCHING EVENT IN CLUJ ON MAY THE 17TH

We were invited to a panel discussion at the launching event of the "Romanian Architecture in Details - Housing" book, published by Ozalid, held during the 2013 Architecture Days in Cluj.
December 20, 2012

RECEPTION HUT PROJECT HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE – MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2013

December 14, 2012

HAJDÓ HOUSE PUBLISHED IN “ROMANIAN ARCHITECTURE IN DETAILS”

BLIPSZ + ATELIER FKM 's project is presented among 14 other works from Romania in the first volume (Housing) from the upcoming series "Romanian Architecture in Details" published by Ozalid. The launching event will be held Monday 17/12/2012 in the Ion Mincu house in Bucharest.
November 20, 2012

BLIPSZ @ RIFF ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE 2012

István Pásztor is an invited speaker at the International Architecture Conference "RIFF 2012" held at JW Marriott Grand Hotel Bucharest between the 19th and 20th of November. István will present in the "Roofs" section a lecture entitled "Microclimate, terrain and the lawn rolled up the roof"
October 29, 2012

HAJDÓ HOUSE PUBLISHED IN ARHITEXT

The latest issue (no. 225, September - October 2012) of Arhitext magazine features our Hajdo house project. Follow the link to browse through the pages.
October 16, 2012

RECEPTION HUT / REFUGE NETWORK PROJECT NOMINATED IN THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS CATEGORY AT BNAB 2012

The 2012 Bucharest National Biannual Architecture Venue (BNAB) with almost 300 entries in 10 categories selected our project for on-site viewing and as a nominee for best public building. Check out our other entries as well: Hajdó house and Picnic in Concrete Fields.
August 29, 2012

“THE FUTURE WILL BE GREEN, ANYWAY” IN “HEAD UP!” EXHIBITION AND CATALOGUE

Romanian National Participation in the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research (Cannaregio, 2214 – 30121) at the 13th International Architecture Biennale Venice open until the 25th of November. HEAD UP! is a project by Atelier Mass.
August 13, 2012

BLIPSZ PRESENTED IN ZEPPELIN NO.106

The latest issue of Zeppelin magazine introduces blipsz architecture. Three projects were selected for publishing: Hajdo house, the Heating Plant Conversion (currently under construction) and the Tourist Shelter Prototypes (Reception hut).
August 6, 2012

UTOPIA PROJECT PUBLISHED IN ARHITEXT

Atelier Mass architecture studio curated the latest special issue of the Arhitext magazine, nr. 224, dealing with the concept of Soft Utopias. Our office was selected among 7 other young teams to develop a future vision in the Romanian context. You can find our project on page 83 - "The future will be green, anyhow"
December 10, 2011

FIRST PRIZE WON WITH OUR RECEPTION HUT PROJECT

Blipsz / Atelier FKM applied with 2 projects for the 2011 OARTr (Romanian Architects' Chamber, Transilvania branch) bi-annual Prizes: the Reception Hut and Hajdó house, both in the "architecture < 1000 m²" category. To our great surprize, we have won the first prize in the category with the Reception Hut building.
September 1, 2011

BLIND DATES IN VIENNA + CLUJ

Area 3 / Blipsz was selected to meet the team of Umbauwerkstatt from Linz, AT first in Vienna on the 10th of June then in Cluj on the 31th of August during the Project Space workshop. The topic of the evenings was "vacancy" regarding post-industrial territory usage. Here you can download an article about the event appeared in the Wettbewerbe architecture periodical.
September 1, 2011

PARTNERSHIP WITH CERTIFIED PASSIVHOUSE DESIGNER

blipsz! provides certified passive house design collaborating with DAC architecture, led by arh. Daniel C. Tăbăcaru, Certified Passive House Designer by the highly acclaimed Passive House Institute from Darmstadt, Germany. Daniel is one of the first certified passive house designers in Norway and the first in Romania
November 5, 2010

MOVING INTO A NEW OFFICE SPACE

Together with our structural engineer collegues (VBS) we moved into a new office space and joined our forces. Thanks to the financial crisis you can find affordable apartments right in the center of the town. One of the main criteria was the available space to fit in a full size ping-pong table.
February 16, 2010

CITY BRANDING

An interview with Zsófia Kelemen and István Pásztor appeared in the online newspaper Transindex, presenting succesfull case studies of city branding in Barcelona, Zaragoza and Eindhoven.