2021/1 Díjak Szcéna rovat

István Kotsis Award 2020

MÉSZ, December 15th, 2020 On December 15th, the 131st birthday of István Kotsis, the medals named after him were awarded  as the professional recognition of fair-play architects which is a recognition by the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) for educators’ work and achievements who double excellently as designer architects. Based on the proposals of the […]

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 […]


2019/6 Esemény Utóirat Utóirat 2019/6

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 […]


2021/1 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre Keszthely 2020

Results of the Contest The Architecture Department of the Hungarian Art Academy published an open tender of architecture titled The Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre 2020 to invite proposals and concepts for a multi-functional complex offering high-standard services in a location of high significance by means and tools of architecture and landscape design including […]


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 […]


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2021/1 Téma rovat

Pure Brick, Spiritual House

Calvinist Church and Congregation House, Miskolc-Avas Architects: Éva Magyari, Béla Pazár Text: Károly Zsolt Nagy Photos: Tamás Szántó Miskolc is a city playing a key role in the life of the Hungarian Calvinist community. Destroyed by bombs during World War II, it was rebuilt from ruins into an industrial centre, which was exemplary during the […]

2021/1 Téma rovat

Antimetric Symmetry

Széchenyi Transmission Tower, Budapest Architect: Tamás Dévényi Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Antimetric symmetry features the facade of the Széchenyi Hill transmission tower. This is how the architect in charge of the remodelling project referred to the positioning, scales and proportions of the double bay window, that is the architectural components that essentially distinguish […]

2021/1 Téma rovat

Landscape Band-aid

Elysium Condominium, Budapest Architect: Ferenc Balogh Text: Anna Zsoldos Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The former resort building has been part of the cityscape defining that of the Buda Hills since since 1971. Meeting contemporary expectations back in those days, and also overusing the excellent potentials of its location and terrain, it had a capacity for 506 […]

2021/1 Téma rovat

The Truthful School

II. Rákóczi Ferenc Elementary and Secondary School, Hajdúsámson Architect: Tibor China Text: Rita Tuczai Photos: Tamás Szántó This building is home to II. Rákóczi Ferenc Primary and Secondary School, Grammar-School, Vocational School and Primary Art School constructed without state sponsoring. The circumstances of its construction were defined by the confines of the axe shaped site […]


2021/1 Utóirat Utóirat 2021/1

The Most Hungarian European

Károly Kós Exhibition in Paris Text: Anthony Gall Opened virtually in November, 2020, it is a „genuine” exhibition in the Paris-based culture centre of Hungary titled L’architecte le plus hongrois dans l’Europe au XX. siècle, or Károly Kós, the most Hungarian European architect of the 20th century. This programme in Paris is already the third […]

2021/1 Könyv Utóirat Utóirat 2021/1

The architect of the Hungarian Jewish emancipation

Ágnes Ivett Oszkó: Lipót Baumhorn. Holnap Kiadó, 2020 Text: Rudolf Klein This work by Ágnes Oszkó was published by Holnap Kiadó in the series titled the Masters of Architecture, one of the most detailed and comprehensive series of specialist books not only in Hungary, but also in the wider region. In the year 2020 the […]

2021/1 Utóirat Utóirat 2021/1

A Modular Residential Tower

The Construction System by Schömer The majority of the Earth’s population today lives among inadequate housing conditions. There is a huge demand for flats, but it is also an important priority apply construction methods that minimize the environmental load and prefer affordable architectural solutions instead of the formerly used costly and wasteful ones. Hereby we […]

2021/1 Utóirat Utóirat 2021/1

In Memory of Our Glorious Dead

Vanishing Houses in Budapest Text: Tamás Ulrich In the past few years a large number of precious houses have disappeared from Budapest that embodied unique values with their past and architectural significance. Hereby we are presenting a list of the losses far from being complete. Demolished buildings, abandoned houses, that were present with us 100-200 […]


2021/1 Terv rovat

Japanese Baths Complex

Diploma Thesis, Technical University of Pécs Concept and text: Anna Fanni Juhász Consultant: Tamás Kondor The objective of this diploma work was to design a complex which is unique in both its functions and culture to be built in downtown Pécs. As a result, the blueprints of a Japanese baths were actually realized. Making use […]

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 […]

Kreatív városok

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, […]