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2020/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Pro Architectura Prize 2020

On November 19th, Minister Gergely Gulyás awarded the Pro Architectura prizes for recognizing the activities of those propagating and popularizing Hungarian architecture, the creation of high standard man-made environment, the protection and preservation of architectural values, and activities to shape architectural thinking as such, as well as outstanding achievements in the interests of reaching the […]

2020/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Budapest Architecture Award for Excellence 2020

On November 17th, which is the birthday of Budapest, the Budapest Architectural Award for Excellence 2020 was awarded. It is a professional recognition for high-standard designs and constructions of new or modernized buildings, edifices, public domains, interiors that improve the architectural image of the capital city, or the utilization of a certain part of the […]

2020/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Silver Carpenter’s Pencil Prize 2020

It is the 11th time now that the architectural and press prize named Silver Carpenter’s Pencil has been awarded. It also heralded the coming of a new era with the new decade: from this year on, the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) took over the task of managing this prestigious recognition founded in 2010 by […]

Events

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Past – Present – Future

30 Years of Károly Kós Association Text: László György Sáros Photos: Lőrinc Csernyus, Attila Kristók The civilian association uniting and coordinating Hungarian organic architecture was founded 30 years ago by seven minor associations in 1989. Founders unanimously decided to choose Károly Kós’s name naturally taking on his heritage and spirituality. The founding masters, Miklós Kampis, […]

2019/6 Esemény Utóirat Utóirat 2019/6

FUGA 10 +

Lessons of the FUGA Anniversary Festival Text: Anna Zöldi Photos: Tibor Zsitva, Ferenc Kocsis In October 2019 FUGA Budapest Architectural Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary, which is a memorable milestone event in its history. Founded in 2009, FUGA has evolved into a brandmark of Gesamtkunswerk commitment, and a genuine and authentic venue of the cultural […]

2019/5 Díjak Esemény Szcéna rovat

World Architects’ Day 2019

Association of Architects, House of Architects, 7 October 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Photo: Edit Pálinkás On October 7th, architects celebrated the Architects’ World Day. The programmes held all day long included lectures and discussions, this year’s diploma ceremony, as well as several other programmes of this year, such as the opening of the international exhibition […]

Competitions

Pályázat

Budapest 100 – Community Video

In light of these new circumstances the Budapest100 weekend in May has been postponed; however, we still want to show that the watchful residents of Budapest are still the keepers of many treasures. If you feel like sharing some of your treasures, we invite you to participate in the making of the Budpaest100 community video. […]

2020/1 Kiállítás Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Young Architects’ Generation 2019

Contest and travelling exhibition Text and photo: András Borsos “young architects’ generation” contest and travelling exhibition has been organized by the Association of Hungarian Architects since 2006 every other year initiated by dr. Gábor Reischl, formerly the chairman of Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ). It is targeted to present the best achievements of young Hungarian […]

2020/1 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019

The result of the architectural competition The Hungarian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture, announced an open architectural application called “Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019”, in the framework of which it awaited a proposal for the construction of a unique cultural and leisure center in the historical downtown of Szentendre by the integration and rehabilitation […]

2019/3 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

The Conversion of the Open-Air Stage in Városmajor

The results of the concept contest Szabad Tér Színház Nonprofit Ltd. and the Municipality of Budapest District XII local government published a tender for concepts of the Open-Air Stage to be built in Városmajor with the objective to collect ideas and proposals that can form the basis for the concept and programme of the open-air […]

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Theme

2020/6 Téma rovat

Underground Minimalism

The Modernisation of Four Stations of M3 Line Architects: Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Gergely Hartmann, Anikó Kármán, Viktor Polonyi, Klára Szilágyi, Annamária Bretz Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Zsolt Hlinka Four old-and-new stations of metro line No. 3 were opened tot he public in October, 2020: those at Határ út, Pöttyös utca, Ecseri út and Népliget. […]

2020/6 Téma rovat

Three Eras of a Villa

The Reconstruction of the Synagogue in Thököly Road Architect: Tamás Dévényi Text: Rudolf Klein Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The synagogue in Thököly Road appears to be a unique building as it does not seem to be a synagogue, as opposed to the gorgeous Jewish temples built in the „golden era”: it has no spire, dome, or […]

2020/6 Téma rovat

Castle, Props, Castle

Renovation of Schossberger Castle, Tura Architecture: TSPC Kft. (Miklós Ybl, 1873) Text: Gábor Nagy Photos: Norbert Juhász – TSPC The castle in Tura was built by Vilmos Schossberger in 1873, originally as a summer resort. Its designer was Miklós Ybl, one of the most significant Hungarian architects, famous for such projects as the Opera House, […]

2020/6 Téma rovat

The House of the Seed-Sower

Calvinist Church and Congregation Home, Csömör Architect: Zoltán Berzsák Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: József Hajdú The Calvinist Mission Congregation of Csömör-Nagytarcsa published an invitational tender back in December 2013 for the preliminary designs of a multi-functional complex named „The House of the Seed-Sower”. After the completion of the first stage, in autumn 2018 the project […]

Post Scriptum

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A World Interwoven with Networks

Barabásilab: Hidden patterns. The language of network thinking Text: Bálint Botzheim An exhibition presenting the research of BarabásiLab for the last 25 years can be seen in the Ludwig Museum. This is the first exhibition in Hungary for BarabásiLab, but they have been present in the international art scene since 2011.

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Surviving Utopies

Text: Balázs Rose The Valparaíso School, as it became known, acquired an international reputation for its radical stance and its commitment to dialogue between architects and other disciplines. Since 1970 the Valparaíso School has focused much of its research and design activity on the Open City (Ciudad Abierta) project, created by a group of architects, […]

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From the Modernism of Miskolc to New York

Viktor Bőhm’s Architecture Text: Éva Lovra An ongoing research project is focussing on finding out the details and career of Viktor Bőhm, Modernist architect and theoretician (Victor Bohm, Miskolc, 1900 – Rockaway, New Jersey(?), 1981). This study is the introduction to the research work, and summarizes in outlines all the milestones of his career from […]

2020/6 News Utóirat Utóirat 2020/6

In Praise of the Appropriate Dimensions of a City

The Dialogue Between the Prince, the Architect and the Philosopher Text: Ferenc Hörcher The discourse tells us the legend of ever growing cities. But are small and medum-size towns sentenced actually to death by development which is supposed to be determined historically? In the article below I am trying to phrase the praise of small […]

Plan

2020/6 Terv rovat

House along Szinva

BME Residential Design Department Hauszmann Award 2020 Concept and text: Péter Peitl Consultant: Miklós Jancsó DLA The historic core of Miskolc is located at the intersection of two main axes of the city. A significant component of the morphology of the area is the wide main street parallel developed on the east-western axis, just like […]

2020/5 Terv rovat

Thermal Baths in Homoród

BME Diploma Work, 2020 Concept and text: László Bedő Tutor: Miklós Vannay DLA Székelyföld, the land of the Seklers is primarily famous for its cold and mesothermal springs of curative effects. According to surveys, one third of the mineral water stock of Europe is found in this region, more precisely in Transylvania. The design site […]

2020/4 Terv rovat

Music School By The Lake

György Ránki Music School, Balatonföldvár Concept: Henrietta Bodolai, PTE Technical and Digital Department Tutor: Tamás Kondor Dr. Consultant: Bálint Baranyai Dr. At the very beginning of the design stage, the elementary school and the music school had been two independent and separate units. Later on, due to their joint auxiliary and complementary functions they were […]

2020/3 Terv rovat

Genuine Modernist

Detached House Budakeszi, German Design Award 2020 Architect: Attila Borsay Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Attila Borsay designed a new detached house in Budakeszi on a steep and narrow site, surrounded b a chaotic residential environment, which was a great challenge. There used to be a dwelling house on the lot built back in […]

Creative cities

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Radical transformation

Developing the centre of a settlement, Gyermely Architects: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián Text: Szilvia Molnár Photos: Balázs Danyi Having in-depth knowledge of the structure of the village Gyermely, the team named Gereben Marián Architects managed by Balázs Marián DLA and Péter Gereben found themselves a challenge here at the end of the 2000s. As a […]

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Oxford in the foothills of the Alps

Facelifted Benedictine Convent House, Kőszeg Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz Photos: Tibor Ohr An eventful year started in 2014 when ISES Foundation was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s office to work out a study on viability with the aim to save the architectural heritage of Kőszeg almost on the brink of complete deterioration […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

The Place Where…

Intimacy, creativity, flow Text: Tamás Fejérdy, Ferenc Miszlivetz, Laura Takács Architectural spaces do not tend to be utility calculations in the case of historic towns, as they are born based on human needs, well-established and fixed habits, the respect of old times, the gripping effect of the view, that is natural, cultural and aesthetic codes. […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

Treating Landscape Injuries with Art

Volcanoes Park, Zalahaláp Sculptors: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Text: Balázs Szász Photos: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Born in a family of doctors and artists, Chilean-Hungarian sculptor Rhea Marmentini started to realize one of her long-time dream at the meeting point of Mediterranean and continental climates: to reconstruct a wound on the landscape of Haláp Hill, […]