Continuity, Complexity and Emergence

What is the real for digital designers? Text: Antoine Picon Reality versus the real – despite their difference, these two words are often confused with one another. Their apparent interchangeability calls for an immediate clarification. In this article, A. Picon will distinguish between reality and the real in the field of architecture in a way […]

Borderlines of Architecture

Parametric Architecture Text: Bálint Botzheim Luigi Moretti may have been the very first architect to use the expression „parametric architecture”. In his essays written in the 1940s he focussed on this topic. In his view, parametric architecture studies architecture as a system with the primary ambition to find the architectural components and dimensions which are […]

[Fusi]city – Fix Budapest!

The Theory and Practice of System D and Urban Moonlighting Text: Gergely Hory Surviving day by day, grey zones, informal networks and moonlighting. Examining these concepts, projects concerning public domains were made by participants of the international workshop titled [Fusi]city-Fix Budapest! The programme itself is a result of close co-operation between the System D Academy […]

The Fate of Housing Estates 4

Careful Reflections on Orientation in the 21st Century Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona agglomeration, Spain, 1964–1970 Text: Melinda Benkő Photos: Melinda Benkő, Péter Bach We started publishing a series of articles about European prefab-technology housing estates in MÉ 2014/2. Following Grenoble, Magdeburg and Vilnius our author now takes on the task to present an aspect […]

Ferenc Lantos and Architecture

In memoriam of the Master Text: Katalin Keserü It was Lajos Kassák who was the exemplary model for Ferenc Lantos for the new world which could be created not only in painting but also via art. The concept of fine arts included applied arts in his view, and he coined a new catch-all term for […]

Rudolf Klein: Synagogues of East-Central Europe 1782-1994

Exhibition Guide Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztérium, 2014, 36 page This exhibition invites visitors to persue the architectural testimony to the process of Jewish emancipation in the lands of East-Central Europe. By displaying images of existing synagogues, the exhibition illustrates the two-century-long passage of Jews on paths to liberation. In the 18th century, Jews began to migrate […]

Le Corbusier

The Measures of Man Centre Pompidou, Paris, 29 April – 3 August 2015 The Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the work of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th […]

Matthias Church

Centuries of the Church of Our Lady in Buda Castle Budapest History Museum, 15 April – 18 October 2015 In spring 2015, the Castle Museum of Budapest History Museum joins forces with the Matthias Church to bring you a grandiose dual exhibition about the profound history of the Buda Castle Coronation Church of Our Lady. […]