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Good Design is Suggestive

April 14, 2009
House of Terror, Budapest, Hungary

House of Terror, Budapest, Hungary


Allow mother nature shed light on a compelling perspective for you. In graphic design we often don’t get to utilize shadow in our 2-D world, and rarely do we see an example of such expertise in architecture either. Designed by architects János Sándor and Kálmán Újszászy the House of Terror Museum signage suggests someone is watching you from above. A sharp contrast to the delightful greenery and blue sky. Continuing with our “Good Design is” series, Paul Graham states that “Good Design is Suggestive.”

As seen here, the building instantly creates a feeling of helplessness…how do I get out of here?! Admirable environmental design creates a feeling or reaction that will hopefully bring something up inside of you and push you to act. In this case, run in terror or walk into the museum with your  head high, you decide.

House of Terror is a museum located at Andrássy út 60 in Budapest, Hungary. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist dictatorial regimes in 20th century Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.

I found this at DesignWorkPlan. Thank you DesignWorkPlan.

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