Concrete-wooden jewelry in the landscape

Lookout Tower at Naplás Lake Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The lake along Naplás Road, or the Szilas Creek reservoir, was created in 1978 by damming the stream in a marshy valley. The engineering intervention also saved the rich wildlife of the area, and from 1997 the forest-strudel environment was declared […]

Digital Museum Plan

Veszprém, European Capital of Culture 2023 Concept and text: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa In recent decades, the institution of the museum has evolved from a sanctuary of learning to a place of experiential experience that seeks to please the public with stunning effects. The concept of creating a new Digital Museum within the framework of […]

Digital Masonry

Stratus Bridge, Venice, 2021 Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Zaha Hadid Architects Striatus is an arched, unreinforced masonry footbridge composed of 3D-printed concrete blocks assembled without mortar. Exhibited at the Giardini della Marinaressa during the Venice Architecture Biennale until November 2021, the 16×12-metre footbridge is the first of its kind, combining traditional techniques of master builders […]

Auditorium

A New Podcast Series of the Association of Hungarian Architects The Association of Hungarian Architects has launched a new podcast series entitled Auditorium, the episodes of which present a house and a modern Hungarian architect who rethought or renovated it week by week. The show conveys an important message: that it is worth saving the […]

Othernity

Hungarian pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Biennale, Venice Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Ludwig Múzeum What lessons could be learnt from the heritage of architectural modernism, this often-disputed era, confronted by changing expectations of sustainability, social norms and habits, and as for Central and Eastern Europe specifically, a different political system? Othernity, the Hungarian exhibition […]

Golden Lion Award: Rafael Moneo

17th Venice International Biennale of Architecture One of the most important events of the Venice Architecture Biennale is the presentation of the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, at the suggestion of the Biennale’s chief curator, Hashim Sarkis, Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, theorist and critic, received the award. The “in memoriam” version of the […]

Individual Context

Benedict Hotel, Kőszeg Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The unique atmosphere of downtown Kőszeg in Vas county is a result of its rich historic past and precious man-made heritage including numerous protected buildings. Recently, several houses have been renewed in its centre as a result of a cooperation with Robert Gutowski […]

Soldierly Smart Reuse

Monarchy Barracks Converted into BCE Campus, Székesfehérvár Architects: Emese Kalo, Eszter Szabó, József Pásztor Text: Zorán Vukoszávlyev PhD Photos: Balázs Danyi Right next to the most densely populated district of Székesfehérvár, there are the buildings of the former barracks set in a military order. From the direction of the main road, building „A” has been […]

New Ones on the Site

Reconstruction and Extension Project, Szolnok Artists’ Colony Architects: Árpád Álmosdi, Mónika Csendes Text: Nóra Ostoróczky Photos: Ártér Architects The Artists’ Colony in Szolnok is undergoing extensive changes affecting daily life, which means that two existing strudio houses have been reconstructed and the complex with a unique atmosphere is also being extended by adding new parts. […]

Museum Converted from a Lodge House

Freemasons’ s House, Oradea (RO) Architect: Ildikó Mitru Text: Noémi Lujza Fried As a result of a project of several years, the building housing the former King Ladislav Freemasons’ Lodge was renewed to contain a museum of freemasonry. The new centre of the King Ladislav Freemasons’ Lodge was completed in 1902 after designs by architects […]

Stone Walls Underground, Ruins Above

Exhibition Space, Tar Architect: Gábor Sisák Text: Anett Mizsei Photos: Zsolt Hlinka This exhibition space was created by using the ruins of a 5000-year-old mansion to survey the medieval local legend. Located among the hills, the former mansion was destroyed in the mid-1500s and the site was surveyed by archaeologists in the 1980s. The only […]

It is Exactly What it is

Urbán House, Etyek Architects: Imre Bődi, Zsolt Frikker Text: Levente Szabó Photos: Zsolt Frikker   Located on Etyek-Öreghegy, Urbán house has a simple function: a service building for the events which are organised by Etyeki Kúria in the temporarily used tent next to it or on the site. The building has been reborn by utilizing […]