The National Alternative of the Modern

An Introduction to the Memorial Issue Devoted to István Medgyaszay

Text: György Szegő
Photo: Archive photo ©  István Medgyaszay’s Memorial House

The career of architect István Medgyaszay was defined by the objective phrased by Ödön Lechner: “There has not been …

Design Contest for St George Square and Grand Square, Budapest

The call published by the Prime Minister’s Office and Lechner Information Centre targeted to survey the best possible solutions to utilize and renew the site, that is St George Square and Grand Square located in the Buda Castle district …

The Interaction between Light and Material

ELI-ALPS Research Centre, Szeged

Architect: Géza Szőkedencsi
Text: Anett Mizsei
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky 

Géza Szõkedencsi and the architects from Artonic have designed a quality house which focusses on the high technologies it contains. As a result of its spaces …

The Image-Arc(h) Building of the Information Park

The new office building of Graphisoft Park, Óbuda

Architects: András Vikár, István Lukács 
Text: Mária Tatai 
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Located in Óbuda, the information centre celebrating its 20th anniversary this year is an island of peace and tranquillity with …

An Authentic Reinterpretation

The Reconstruction of Palatinus Baths, Budapest

Architects: Csaba Nagy, Győző Bujdosó
Text: Miklós Okrutay 
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky 

Opened back in 1919, the very first open-air baths complex of Budapest has preserved its popularity ever since. It results also from …

Values and Scales

The Reconstruction of Szirmay-Waldbott Mansion in Tolcsva

Architect: Mihály Rudolf
Text: Rita Tuczai
Photos: József Hajdú

Tolcsva, a former agricultural town of the Tokaj-Hegyalja region abounds in relics of the past. The Szirmay-Waldbott mansion is renowned far away for …

An Industrial Joy-Play

Ship Service Building, Győr-Gönyű National Harbor

Architects: Ádám Hatvani, Attila Korompay, Tibor Dékány
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Balázs Danyi 

The harbour at Győr-Gönyű started its operations in 1992. It is also associated with an Industrial Park which is still …

Rational Common Sense Logic of Construction

Dwelling house, Piliscsaba

Architect: József Őrfi 
Text: Tamás Kiss
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky 

The facade of the detached family house immediately shows that the building is a result of a later extension. Built after the turn of the millennia, it …

Every End is a New Beginning

Hello Wood Village Project is Over

Architects: Hello Wood
Text: Edit Pálinkás
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky 

Hello Wood drew attention to the significance of the village, the communal utilisation of space, thinking together and communication with two projects this year. …

Art of balance

Rebuilding Rånåsfoss hydroelectric power station, Norway

Architects: LPO Architekten
Text: Eszter Götz 
Photos: Tove Lauluten, Jan Lillehamre

The original power station in Rånåsfoss was completed in 1922 and is an example of neo-classical industrial architecture, designed by architect Thorvald …

István Medgyaszay Memorial Conference and Exhibition

Pesti Vigadó, 20. 09. 2017

István Medgyaszay is one of the most outstanding figures of 20th-century architecture in Central Europe. His works, however, have been underestimated compared to their significance both in Hungarian and international architectural history. Lectures included …

Ferro-concrete and Szekler gate

Modernism and identity in the architecture of István Medgyaszay

Text: Ákos Moravánszky

Concrete is a defining material in modern architecture, which has evolved into a symbol of the Modernist movement and later on became that of the negative consequences of …