Urban Symmetry

Zsolt Hlinka, Premier Nyomda, 2018, Budapest, 165 page Why symmetry? Because it is perfect: a consciously created or randomly occurring composition that captures the immaculate balance. My artistic aspirations have been built around this concept since the beginnings, approaching it from many different sides, which makes this an inexhaustible source for inspiration for me. My […]

Otto Bartning

Museum Künstlerakademie Matildenhöhe, Darmstadt 19 November 2017 – 18 March 2018 Photos: Matildenhöhe, Darmstadt Otto Bartning had a strong impact on architecture of the 20th century. From 1918 on, as a member of the Workers’ Council for Art, he developed pedagogical concepts that were later used by Walter Gropius when he founded the Bauhaus in […]

The Legacy of Two Women of the 20th Century in Vienna

Brigitte Hamann’s legacy Vienna City Library, 2 June 2017 – 26 January 2018 Text: György Szegő Photos: Rathausbiblitothek Wien On October 4, 2016, historian and biographer Brigitte Hamann died of one of the most popular scientists in Austria, indeed German-speaking countries. She wrote her credo in a text for the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1995: […]

Piranesi Award 2017

International Architectural Exhibition FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, 17 January – 5 February 2018 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. […]

Home – away

Attila Batár photography exhibition FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, 25 January – 12 Februray 2018 I split the selected images into three equal parts. The first is the home, represented by important objects and details from our apartment. The second is about the environment, the Butte aux Cailles district in Paris. The images conjure the […]

Wood in Estonian Architecture

Estonian Institute in Hungary FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, 1-25 March 2018 The Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association’s exhibition showcases the main building types, tendencies and most remarkable individual buildings of Estonian wood architecture. The exhibition spans several centuries, and provides an abundance of exiting examples of the various uses of wood in modern […]

Péter Korniss: Continuing Memories

Hungarian National Gallery, 29 September 2017 – 11 February 2017 Péter Korniss is one of the greatest masters of contemporary Hungarian photography, a recipient of the “Artist of the Nation” award, the Kossuth Prize and the Joseph Pulitzer Memorial Prize. His work centres on documenting the disappearing lifestyle of peasants in Hungary and Transylvania. The […]

Frau Architekt, Over 100 years of Women in Architecture

DAM, Frankfurt, 30 September 2017 – 8 March 2018 It remains to be seen whether the future really is feminine. Indeed, although far more than half of all students in architecture faculties are now women, it is certainly not the case that they all really get a foothold in the profession and only very few […]

Borders, Architekturbild – European Architectural Photography Prize 2017

DAM, Frankfurt, 6 May – 27 August 2017 The European Architectural Photography Prize has been awarded every two years since 1995. Since 2003, the award has been bestowed by architekturbild e.v., since 2008 in cooperation with DAM, and since 2016 with a third partner, the Federal Foundation of Baukultur. The Berlin-based Photographer Andreas Gehrke is […]

The Roots of Infinity, Peter Magyar’s spatial drawings

Kunsthalle, Budapest, 4-30 October 2017 Dr. Peter Magyar is a Hungarian architect living in the United States of America. He left Hungary in 1975 and moved to the US in 1980. Since then he has continuously been teaching architecture at American universities. Alongside to university teaching and research he has been actively involved in architectural […]

Hungary, Architecture in the Long 1960s

Associaition of Hungarian Architects, 12 July 2017 Photos: Edit Pálinkás Architecturally speaking, the long 1960s were a highly productive period in Hungary, in spite of the Hungarian state’s consolidation of power following the 1956 uprising. The material compiled for this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue is based on fundamental research carried out in the country […]

Peter Cook. Retrospective

Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin, 30 October 2016 – 12 February 2017 The exhibition Peter Cook. Retrospective is devoted to drawings by the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Peter Cook is without doubt one of the leading figures of the Archigram group and in 2007 was knighted for his […]