Ernö Lestyàns’ 1969 towering dominant Transformer Station soaring above its neighbours on Dob Utca 10 in Budapest. Photo with thanks to @cpdbishop. It’s a cracking example of brick modernism. Lestyàn (1925-1994) born in Nagyvárad, Romania, was brought up in Budapest where he worked as an architect and industrial designer. This building, one of three transformer buildings in the city, which was largely ignored for decades has now become part of the discussion about Budapests’ architectural legacy in a city stuffed with beautiful highly decorative buildings. Arguably as a symbol of the period when this Transformer House was built it definitely merits inclusion. The building has recently received a lot of attention as another of the Transformer buildings had to contend with a new hotel being built next door, in the process altering some of its facade despite the protests of conservationists, who felt the architect’s vision would be altered in the process. His granddaughter Bence led the campaign to protect the buildings integrity. Are you local? It would be really interesting to hear updates from you and your view of the design. Add on thanks to @emi1ymorris too!