We were invited by the city of Sándorfalva to design a buffalo barn and an educational trail into their Natura 2000 land that is wholly covered with reeds. The aim of the representatives of Sándorfalva was also to immigrate buffalos to there, hence visitors would have the chance to visit the reeds and meet these wonderful creatures in their living environment at the same time. While it was a design task on one hand, it was more like a task to reinterpret the built environment in natural landscape on the other. In this project we were interested in the understanding of agricultural buildings of the Central European landscape trough the time of history. These buildings in the countryside are still a mixture of vernacular architecture and industrialized building technologies that refers to premodern periods of architectural production and to contemporary at the same time, while both kind of architecture includes big and simple geometries, that creates unique character in the landscape. We tried to continue this quality with joyful geometrical composition. We have defined a 500 meter long curved path with 500 meter radius, on which we placed few objects for observing the nature: one buffalo barn, three little installation to enjoy the landscape through framing it, and a viewpoint at the end. Thanks to the giant curved shape of the path these objects can be revealed in a direct order for the visitors, while the whole structure can be observed only from the viewpoint.
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Paradigma Ariadné is a Budapest based design studio to create extraordinary architecture and related contents, through applying theory, imagination and narration based design processes. The studio was founded in 2016 by Attila Róbert Csóka, Szabolcs Molnár and Dávid Smiló. Clients of Paradigma Ariadné include individuals, institutions, companies, and local governments as well, to provide them outstanding ideas and solutions wherever processes require architecture-related knowledge. Paradigma Ariadné is co-curator of Hungarian Pavilion at Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021 together with Dániel Kovács. Previously Paradigma Ariadné took part in several exhibitions to display their works in Budapest, Venice, Warsaw, Vienna and Ohio State, USA.