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2020/5 Díjak Szcéna rovat

House of the Year 2020

The House of the Year Award is an important recognition of professionals among Hungarian architects which surveys and evaluates detached houses and minor residential buildings year by year, more recently also including the latest public buildings. On September 17th, a gala was held to publish the results of this year’s House of the Year 2020 […]

2020/1 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Iván Kotsis Medal 2019: János Golda

Association of Hungarian Architects, Budapest, 17 December 2019 Text: Tamás Czigány Photo: Ildikó Fazekas / MÉSZ The Iván Kotsis medal was founded in 1989 by the Association of Hungarian Architects on the initiative of the namesake’s disciples and reverents. This recognition is awarded annually based ont he recommendations of a team of professional curators for […]

2020/1 Díjak Kiállítás Szcéna rovat

Piranesi Award 2019

FUGA Center of Architecture, Budapest, 15 January – 3 February 2020 Piran Days of Architecture (PiDA) is an International Architectural Conference with one of the oldest traditions in the world, whose aim is to assess current trends in architecture and present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production. The conference is […]

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, […]

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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 […]

Books

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Theme

2020/5 Téma rovat

Cultural Mission

National Museum Restoration and Storage Centre, Budapest Architect: Zsolt Vasáros Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Balázs Danyi The Budapest-based National Museum Restoration and Storage Centre has been officially inaugurated. The complex is located right next to the City Park on the site of the former hospital, and has been built within the framework of a brown […]

2020/5 Téma rovat

The Weight of Beauty

The Reconstruction and Extension of Károlyi-Csekonics Palace, Budapest Architects: Csaba Molnár DLA, Péter Bach DLA, Dénes Halmai, Rita Terbe DLA, Zsolt Bánhegyi Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Located in the Palace District, Károlyi-Csekonics Palace is one of the most expressive palaces of Budapest. Its history truly reflects events of the period starting from the […]

2020/5 Téma rovat

A Masterpiece by the Foreman

Memoirs concerning the Reconstruction of the Esterházy Castle in Tata Architects: Csaba Molnár, Viktor Szentkuti, Dénes Halmai Text: Zorán Vukoszávlyev Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The National Project of Castles and Castle Events embrace the renewal of 33 historic buildings – 18 castles and 15 forts to be restored to their original glory, and enriched by new […]

2020/5 Téma rovat

Contemporary Timber Architecture

Mesevár Kindergarten, Monor Architect: István Murka Text: Szilvia Molnár Photos: József Hajdú Base in Monor, the kindergarten named Mesevár is located on the imaginary borderline between a street of detached family houses and the main street lined with services. The basic concept was to create a single-storey public building which the environment can tolerate quite […]

Post Scriptum

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From the Babbling Séd to Shanghai

Geographical and Architectural Links between Veszprém and China Text: Eszter Baldavári The book born thanks to the cooperation between the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai and the Association of Hungarian Architects, which was based on a manuscript written by the author of this study, is about the oeuvre of Károly Gonda, a Shanghai-based Hungarian architect, and […]

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Gilvánfa

Design Methods of Segregate Communal Architecture Text: Kata Varjú One of the most serious global and social local issues in Hungary at present are segregation and the deepening social gaps along with it. The impacts affecting a certain society are associated with almost every competencies of every single field of science. This is why the […]

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Swedish Architecture and Hungarian Immigrants in the 20th Century

Details of the Activities of Hungarian Immigrant Architects in Sweden Text: András Hadik This study was written to survey the careers of Hungarian-born architects who immigrated to Sweden during World War II or in the post-war era, and produced the majority of their oeuvre there. The author reveals less known aspects of Hungarian immigrant architects […]

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The National Flag by Géza Maróti from Zebegény in Kunsthalle Budapest

Text: György Szegő In 2017 the highly successful exhibition held in the apse of the Kunsthalle building titled Hidden Stories the life reforming movements and arts included a life-size model of a stage architecture by Adolphe Appia which was later on used as the venue for unique events during exhibitions and certain debuts as well. […]

Plan

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 […]

2020/3 Terv rovat

Tisza Forest School and Trail

Thesis, MOME Institute of Architecture Concept and text: Levente Szász Consultant: András Göde Northern-Eastern Hungary is one of the poorest areas in our country. People are struggling with ethnic and economic problems which distort the minds of the children and their world views. The presented forest school project, designed on flood basin, intends to solve […]

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, […]