The Annual Meeting of AHA 2017

Association of Hungarian Architects, Kós Hall 29 May 2017 The Association of Hungarian Architects held its annual meeting in the room named after Károly Kós in the Architects’ House where the report of the previous year was made public whilst the members also outlined their plans for the next year. Chairman of the association, András […]

Peace for the World

57th International Art Exhibition Venice, Hungarian pavilion, 13 May – 26 November 2017 Artist: Gyula Várnai  Text: György Szegő  Photos: Hanna Szegő  The slogan chosen for the Hungarian exhibition addresses the wide world, as the biannually held art exhibition in Venice is the largest contemporary scene of art nowadays. Representatives of art from 86 countries participate in […]

Landscape Architect of the Year Award 2017

FUGA Centre, 26 April 2017 It is the sixth time that on April 26th, 2017 the ceremony of the award Landscape Architect of the Year was held in FUGA after shortlisting 16 candidates of whom five were finalists, Luca Csepely-Knorr (Manchester School of Architecture), Zsuzsanna Illyés (Tájmester Ltd), the Lépték-Terv Landscape Architects Office, Pagony Landscape […]

An Icon on the Danube Bank

Duna Aréna, Budapest Architects: Marcel Ferencz, György Détári  Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  Sports as ancient integral parts of European culture clearly preserve the values of the classic Greco-Roman era. The relentless and devoted search of ideas, the ambition to find the perfect forms of motion are tendencies that are also present in the […]

Where from, where to

NOKIA Skypark Office Centre, Budapest Architects: Gábor Zoboki, Gábor Szatmári  Text: György Szegő  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  The Nokia Skypark office block is actually a wreath-like architecture of four storeys surrounding two highrises which form the very heart of this development. This dual character has the potential to mediate towards the lower development context of its […]

An Optimized Shape-Transformer

Energy House, Paks Architect: ifj. István Kistelegdi  Text: Dávid Bán Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  István Kistelegdi implemented his third energy design building in Paks. Much in the same way as with the previous two designs, with this project he made yet another attempt to find an experimental response to a certain problem: how can a mass form be […]

A Block of Flats, Two Decades, Three Buildings

Barbakán 3, Pécs Architect: Ferenc Keller  Text: Zoltán Bencze  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  The new structure of Barbakán Porta contains ten apartments and several offices. As the last stage of a development started a long time ago it was meant to complete the old-and-new residential block which was built on the north-western corner of the medieval […]

Green Way to the Swimming Arena

Dagály Avenue in Budapest Landscape architects: Máté Pécsi, János Hómann  Text: Eszter Götz  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  Amongst the old factory buildings and new office blocks flanking Váci Road, a straight avenue leads to the new Swimming Arena from the underground station in Forgách Street now. Not long ago, this area was still the periphery of […]

The Memory of Large Fish

Sculpture Installation by the Danube, July-November 2017 Artist: Zsófia Farkas  In March, 2017 the Budapest History Museum and the Budapest Gallery published a tender call for designs of a Danube installation which would adjust to the image of the capital city via unique and exciting visual means whilst drawing visitors’ attention to the river Danube. […]

The Coolest Venue

Gerilla Barbecue project, Budapest Designers: BETON Workshop Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Benedek Bognár, Zsuzsanna Simon  Organised by BME (the Budapest University of Technology and Economics) and S39 Hybrid Design Manufacturers, the university course titled BETON (concrete) is an optional one for students targeted to those who wish to get acquainted with the creative utilizations of […]

Through the Wall

(Magyar) Nem minden előzmény nélkül került Dévényi Márton és Gyürki-Kiss Pál (MARP Kft.) asztalára az őrmezői közlekedésfejlesztéshez kapcsolódó projekt. 2013-ban az iroda megosztott első díjat nyert az intermodális csomópont tervezésére kiírt pályázaton. Az akkori nagyvonalú vízió megvalósulása végül elmaradt, a csapat pedig egy kisebb méretű projekttel törte át azt a bizonyos falat – szó szerint is.

Green Identity

Administration Centre, Szigetszentmiklós Architects: Alfréd Peschka, Tamás Csernik, László Banitz Text: Marianna Berényi  Photos: Áron Lality  How is it possible to preserve a badly deteriorating building which had never been a high-standard one without compromising the new functions it is to house or hurting the identity of the location? Can a factory office structure be […]