The Signs of Present

Tuning Fork Villa in Veszprém Architects: Anthony Gall, Gabriella Albóciné Ábrahám Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The centre of Veszprém has been an exciting location for the management of the town since the 1960s. Even the younger generation of architects feels some guilt because of the partial demolition of the inner city which was […]

Past as Design

Tiszavirág Hotel, Szeged Concept: Judit Z. Halmágyi, Dóra Fónagy, Orsolya Bakos Architect: Róbert Sárai Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tibor Zsitva The new owner did not only furnish a beautiful and well-functioning boutique hotel into the building of the former Tiszavirág („Mayfly”) pub, but also evoked the eventful history of the house from its ruins. The […]

Ready for a Change

Extension of the Debrecen University, Faculty of Technology, First Stage Architects: Antal Puhl, Péter Dajka Text: András Bán Photos: Zoltán Skrabák The complex housing the Faculty of Technology, Debrecen University, the campus in Ótemető Street is slightly far from the city centre and was built in Sámsonikert, a residential zone of a predominantly single-storey houses […]

Complex Harmony

The Extension of Sauska Winery, Villány Architetcs: Péter Sugár DLA Text: Marianna Berényi Photos: Tibor Zsitva The last year is undoubtedly a memorable one for Sauska Winery. Their wine of 2009 named Cuvée 5 has been the first Hungarian one rated as the best at London’s Decanter World Wine Awards, whilst at home their winery […]

Focussed Attention

SPAR Supermarket, Budapest, MOM Park Architetcs: Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár Text: Rózsa Csavarga Photos: Zsolt Batár The shop of SPAR housed in the basement of MOM Park attracts attention with its style. Designers created transparent interiors furnished with systems of counters with island-like design structured with colours of an economical […]

Playful Logistics

DHL Centre, Ferihegy Architects: Béla Bánáti, Gabriella Hoffman, Zoltán Nyirati Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Zoltán Vass Budapest Airport published an invitational tender in February, 2010 to utilize three unused areas of Liszt Ferenc Airport by integrating business, commercial and logistic functions. The would-be business park with its commercial functions will be made a genuinely humane […]

Expo Milan 2015 Hungarian Pavilion

Expo Milan 2015 Hungarian Pavilion Result of the Spectacle Concept Contest, January 2014 Mill – First-Prize Project by Tamás Getto and Ákos Hutter Beyond interpreting the ancient symbol – mill, wheat, bread –, the Hungarian Pavilion also suits its modern readings perceptible in people’s everyday life. The mill simultaneously symbolizes the „Blue Economy”, the goal […]

Bird-house Facing the Sun

The Bustard Sanctuary in Mokrin Architect: Vilmos Tóth Text: Anna Pecze Photos: Vilmos Tóth Each natural energy source is a unique phenomenon in its kind, but none of them is such an unparallelled one as the Bustard sanctuary in Mokrin. Situated in the vicinity of the village, the building housing the visitors’ centre doubles as […]

Renewed Organic Modern

St. Anne’s Chapel, Torre del Lago Architect: Paolo Galantini Text: György Szegő Photos: Paolo Del Freo Galantini Studio renovated a timber structure chapel built in the 1970s in Northwest Italy, up in the mountains above Lake Garda to suit it as a venue for summer masses, music programmes and theatre performances for both the building […]

Pure Elegance

Renaissance Castle, Egervár Architects: Zsuzsa Csángó, László Földes, Balázs Szlabey, Ágnes Vértesy Text: Ferenc Agg Photos: Csaba Jászai, János László In the valley of Sárvíz, north of Zalaegerszeg, the castle of Egervár once belonged to Vas county. Built in a predominantly Renaissance style, it has integrated a variety of periods, forms and functions throughout its […]

West Bund 2013

Biannual of Architecture and Contemporary Arts Shanghai, October-November, 2013 Text: András Borsos The banks of River Huangpu is a most characteristic part of Shanghai inhabited by 24 millions of people, including the Bund complex, an iconic development of the inner city built in the early 20th century, the quarter named Pudong with its 21st-century skyscrapers […]

The Eighth Church

The Art of Endre Bálint Hungarian National Gallery, 1 February – 11 May 2014 Continuing its series of exhibitions featuring important figures of Hungarian art, this year the Hungarian National Gallery is staging an exhibition of the life-work of one of the most significant figures of Hungarian modern art and the avant-garde, Endre Bálint, on […]