MenoMenoPiu Architects designed their competition proposal for The Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Fotomuzeum in Budapest as two sides of the same coin, with the Fotomuseum as a photographic negative image of the architecture museum. Focusing on photographic representation, the architects decided to use concrete as the building material to represent the "positive" side of the image, with delicate glass to represent the "negative" of the image.
Glass elements that frame several cubes represent the mirror negative of architectural space. The volumes emerging from the architecture museum will be built with concrete, featuring transparent covers, while the museum of photography, representing the negative of the other, would be made of transparent glass structures.
The use of these two materials to represent mass and transparency, ideally refers to the two functions demonstrated in the two structures – architecture is mass, while photography is transparency.