Vault Lights in Budapest, Hungary
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These pictures of the fantastic Brudern Ház (Brudern House) with its Párisi Udvar (Parisian Court), are courtesy Krisztina Kecskés, a glass artist living in that city.
Designed by Henrik Schmahl and built in 1909, this famous structure at V. Kerület, ferenciek tere 10 (district V, Ferenciek square 10), is variously described as eclectic and neo-Gothic: take a look at the figures sticking out from the façade in the first entrance picture! The ground floor has been a 32-shop bazaar for its entire 100-year history; the floors above are flats.
This electic palace makes great use of glass: it has Luxfer vault lights, glass floor tiles, and lots of stained glass. The hexagonal and diamond-shaped floor lights, with raised asterisk-shaped embossing on the upper surface, are very unusual-- I've not seen their kind elsewhere. Who made them?
MAIN ENTRANCE AND ARCADE
LUXFER VAULT LIGHTS
Ironwork: "LUXFER-PRIZMA GYÁR, HAAS ÉS SOMOGYI, MÉRNÖKÖK BUDAPEST / VI. FRANGEPÁN U.7."
(Luxfer-Prism Works; Engineers: Haas and Somogyi, Budapest; District VI, Frangepán U.7.)
Tiles: "OSZTRÁK-MAGYAR LUXFER PRIZMA GYÁR KFT. (Austro-Hungarian Luxfer Prism Works Ltd)
"VILLEROY ÉS BOCH / METTLACHI MOZAIK / GYÁR RAKTÁRA / V.GEZA UTCA 1"
(Villeroy and Boch / Mettlachi Mosaic / Factory Warehouse / District V, Geza Utca 1)
CUPOLA AND CEILING
Concrete work: "LAJOS MÁRKUS / BUDAPEST, VI., NUN-USSA 4"