Origin ︎
“Greek legend insists that Daedalus was the first architect, but this is hardly the case: although he built the Cretan labyrinth, he never understood its structure. He could only escape, in fact, by flying out of its vortex. Instead it may be argued that Ariadne achieved the first work of architecture, since it was she who gave Theseus the ball of thread by means of which he found his way out of the labyrinth after having killed the Minotaur”

Beatriz Colomina, Architectureproduction, In: This is not architecture: Media constructions, Edited by Kester Rattenbury 2002. Routlegde London; New York

Paradigma Ariadné is a Budapest based architecture studio unrestricted either by means or dimension founded by Attila Róbert Csóka, Szabolcs Molnár and Dávid Smiló. The team of Paradigma Ariadné when working and thinking about architecture, employ a wide range of instruments offered by their professional praxis and address the built environment in the context of the market.

This is why the clients of Paradigma Ariadné include individuals, institutions, companies, and local governments as well, allowing us to assist and to provide ideas and understandings wherever processes either taking place in or creating a built environment require architecture-related knowledge.

Hence, the knowledge produced at Paradigma Ariadné can take a variety of forms. Our activity comprises architectural and urban design as much as strategic guidance and cultural management regarding space-related issues. The work we do may result in a building, a furniture, an event, or even a book.

People ︎
Current Team: Lilla Árkovics, Boroka Bán, Bernadett Csendes, Attila Róbert Csóka, Virág Kiss, Szabolcs Molnár, Dávid Smiló, Marek Svoboda

Professional Partners: Balázs Danyi, Sándor Finta, Dániel Kovács, András Weiszkopf

Past Contributors: Levente Borenich, Péter Budai, Bence Cselényi, László Cseresznyés, Luca Csíkszentmihályi, Zsuzsa Farkas, Tünde Fekete, Ildikó Hammer, Fanni Hegedüs, Mátyás Herkli, Petra Horogh, András Németh, Noémi Petró, Noémi Rácz, Péter Szabó, Bettina Tógyer, Anna Zsoldos

Clients ︎
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin ︎ The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport ︎ Municipality of Veszprém ︎ Municipality of Sándorfalva ︎ CreaCity ︎ Compagnie Pál Frenák ︎ Hungarian State Opera ︎ Balassi Institute ︎ Institut français de Budapest

Presentations ︎
2016
Pecha Kucha Night Budapest
2016
BUTE, Architecture Faculty Doctoral School

2016
Advanced Architecture College, Budapest

2017
Hungarian University of Fine Arts

2017
Pecha Kucha Night Brno

2017
URBAN21 conference

2018
BUTE, Architecture Faculty Doctoral School

2018
Szent Instván University - Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture

2018
BUTE, Architecture Faculty

2018
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

2018
University of Novi Sad, Oktobarh conference

2018
University of Sopron, Architecture Faculty

2019
BUTE, Architecture Faculty

2019
Architektur Im Magazin, Vienna

2019
AA Visiting School Budapest

2019
Pecha Kucha Night Budapest

2019
Todaytomorrow Conference Budapest

2019
Pecha Kucha Night Veszprém

2019

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Exhibitions ︎
2016
Synchronicity Exhibition, Warsaw

2017
Budapest Design Week

2018
Young Architects in Black and White, Budapest

2018
Liberty Bridge - Hungarian Pavilion, 16th Architecture Biennale, Venice 

2019
II. Hungarian Architecture Salon, Budapest

2019
Architektur Im Magazin, Vienna

2019
REJECTED, Knowlton School, Ohio State, USA