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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 […]

2019/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Pro Architectura Prize 2019

The most prestigious professional acknowledgement of architecture in Hungary, Pro Architectura Prize is awarded annually to outstanding works of architecture, urban architecture, landscape design and interior architecture for both architects and designers, who promote Hungarian architecture, contribute to the creation of high-standard man-made environment, the protection and preservation of architectural values, the shaping of attitudes […]

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 […]

2019/5 Esemény Szcéna rovat

An Ultra-Modern Hungarian Architect In Shanghai

Károly Gonda’s Memorial Year Text: Eszter Baldavári Organized by the Hungarian Architects’ Association, the programmes of Károly Gonda’s Memorial Year have started. Hardly known in Hungary, the architect was an outstanding character of Sanghai’s Art Deco. Born in Gyöngyös, he studied in Vienna, and was taken as prisoner of war in Russia, from where he […]

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

2020/1 Téma rovat

Z as in Zala

Reception building for a test field for motor industry, Zalaegerszeg Architect: Attila Madzin Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Motor industry has evolved into a leading branch of economy in Hungary. As a result, in the past decade it has appeared in other fields as well, primarily in education, research development, infrastructure and urban development. […]

2020/1 Téma rovat

Is Zsámbék Worth Visiting to See Modern Architecture?

The remodelling and extension of St John the Baptist School Centre in Zsámbék Architect: Zoltán Kovács Text: Tamás Dévényi Photos: Balázs Danyi The premontrean order arrived in Zsámbék 100 years later and possessed the monastery built in honour of St John the Baptist till 1475. Its founder, knight Aynard had his masonry castle here the […]

2020/1 Téma rovat

Under a Lucky Constellation

István Széchenyi Primary School, Budakeszi Architect: Attila Turi Text: Mária Tatai Photos: György Dénes The school is built on a semi-circular site in Kerekmező square. The inclination of the terrain means it is bordered by straight walls from below and along the main road, and embraced with a large arched line on the other side. […]

2020/1 Téma rovat

A Dual Challenge

Office Block of the Parliament Office, Budapest Architect: Bence Vadász Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Clerks of the Parliament offices had the chance to take their new work places in György Szabad Office Building now. Developing the northern side of Kossuth Square was completed between the two world wars, leaving the southern side vacant. […]

Post Scriptum

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Attraction and Repulsion

Torsos of passage houses in downtown Újpest Text and photos: Anna Kornélia Losonczy, Melinda Benkő Before 1950, when Újpest was integrated as District 4 of Greater Budapest, it had existed as one of the largest towns of the country dynamically developing owing to industrial growth. Its centrally positioned housing estate and the construction of the […]

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Spontaneous Architecture in Tirana

Text and photos: Bence Bene The urban architecture of the capital city of Albania is featured by spontaneous development, in various and versatile aspects. In my article below I present three tendencies of its evolution of architecture and urbanism, which is based on a dialogue between informal and formal architecture. The survey focuses on the […]

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Thickening Vacancies

Community building cores in new contemporary buildings of Oxford University Text: Tímea Deichler, Dániel Jakab In our present survey we focussed on novelties in spatial organisation featuring three buildings of Oxford University opened in the 2010s. Tendencies in modern education reveal a growing role of community, the share of knowledge, motivation and the continuous presence […]

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Albert Kőrössy’s Architecture

Issues of stereotypes and etimology associated with Art Nouveau in Hungary Text: Eszter Baldavári The 150th anniversary of Albert Kálmán Kőrössy’s birth, who was one of the most talented architects of turn-of-the-century Hungary, is celebrated by the opening of the exhibition titled Expertise Woven through with a Taste for Decoration organised by the Museum of […]

Plan

2020/1 Terv rovat

Making Use of the Wenckheim Granary in Doboz

MÉSZ-MÉK Diploma Award 2019 Concept: Miklós Megyesi, DE Műszaki Kar Consultant: Ferenc Keller Built in 1864, the granary building was designed by Miklós Ybl and stands now near the centre of the settlement. Wheat, corn and rye is typically stored here. In case the crop was wet, they were stored in the drying tower. In […]

2019/6 Terv rovat

Superblock

MÉSZ-MÉK Diploma Prize, 2019 Design: Dávid Kálna, BME Építészmérnöki Kar Consultant: Iván Nagy When a metropolis grows beyond people, the demand to build a city within a city is phrased. It creates an independent space for living in the fabric of the city with a change of scales and dimensions, and thus the need to […]

2019/5 Terv rovat

Ganz Futuro

Diploma deisgn, SZIE Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture, 2019 The topic of this scheme is a potential utopia of the development of the Ganz district in Józsefváros. This means both functional, urbanistic and social development. The area concerned is a disorganised one isolated from its environment in Budapest, lacking a discourse with the context, which […]

2019/4 Terv rovat

Swallows’ Visitors’ Centre

Diploma Design, SZIE Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture, MSC, 2019 Concept and text: Bence Péter Tóth The handshake of vernacular and contemporary architecture is the plan for me. The brick, earth and adobe architecture, thatching and whitewashed walls naturally co-operated with nature. I slid this house onto the shore of the quarry pond of the […]

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, […]