Architectural Photography Award 2017 – Competition Call

HERE WE ARE – ITT VAGYUNK! Architectural Photography Award launched by the Association of Hungarian Architects and the Hungarian Architecture magazine The main objective of this contest is to encourage and inspire thinking about our man-made environment via architecture-related photographs. However equipped we are with the genious technical achievements of the 21st century and the […]

Evaluation of the Architectural Photography Award 2017

The international architectural photography award published by the Association of Hungarian Architects and the periodical Magyar Építőművészet (Hungarian Architecture) in June, 2017 attracted a total of 1,273 photos submitted by 137 authors from 34 countries of 5 continents. Entries were accepted in electronic format via an online platform created especially for this purpose. Entries were […]

Overall situation of architectural photography

Survey question for jurors of the awards Apropos of the photography award, editors of the periodical asked the jurors a survey question to tell us their opinions about the present-day conditions of contemporary architecture in Central Europe, and, in association with this, the role of architectural photography today. Meanwhile we were also curious to know […]

What Did Our Predecessors Know?

Urban Photos by György Klösz and Architectural Photography Text: Klára Szarka György Klösz is a highly successful photographer from more than one aspect, having been a popular and much respected creator and well-performing entrepreneur of his age in Hungary at the time following the compromise of 1867. However, he was not forgotten after his death […]

Informative Image

Architectural Photo as a Visual Tool for Information Flow in the Architecture of the Interwar Period Text: Ágnes Anna Sebestyén From the very beginning, the documentation and mediation of visual information about individual buildings and the man-made environment has always been an important component of architectural photography. Architectural photography has been a significant means of […]

Direct Experience

Forming an Image about the Architecture of Communities Text: Krisztina Somogyi Architectural photography has a serious function: it has to draw attention to architectural quality, and present the qualities of architecture as well as the intentions of its makers. In everyday life we are hardly ever aware of the environment because of its ambient nature. […]

From György Klösz to the Museum of Fine Arts

Text: Péter Baki Architectural photos, much in the same way as any of the genres of applied photography that also serve the needs of clients, are ambiguous when it comes to their artistic evaluation. On the one hand, the sheer existence of clients’ expectations suggests to the observer that in this case the photo was […]

Images of Generating Desire

Text: Judit Gellér Photography in its diverse existence may be rated as an independent genre of architectural photography. Its realization and execution requires precise expertise and professional know-how, it also demands the photographer to choose the appropriate technology, perspectives, timing, whilst the images themselves may not only appear online, but also in printed formats, such […]

World Day of Architecture in AHA

Association of Hungarian Architects October 2nd, 2017 The UIA, that is the International Association of Architects proclaimed the first Monday of October to be the World Day of Architects to draw attention to architecture which has the potentials to modify the environment of people in a formative way. MÉSZ, the Association of Hungarian Architects celebrated […]

Liberty Bridge – New Urban Horizons

16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Competition for Hungarian exhibition “Liberty Bridge new urban horizons” is the name of the progressive project that’s set to turn heads during the 16th International Architecture Exhibition happening from May 26th through November 25th in Venice. Demonstrating an urban community event (when the bridge became a scene for impromptu summertime […]

Soul of Seoul

The UIA Congress and its XXVIIth General Assembly Seoul, Korea, 3-10 September 2017 This year it was Seoul that hosted the Congress of UIA which is the primary international forum for the professionals of architecture today. Its slogan was „Soul of City”, which is a kind of a word pun as well. Taking place every […]

The Mill on the Old Lake Regional Camp and Eco-Centre, Veresegyház

MÉSZ-MÉK Diploma Award 2017 Concept: Mercédesz Erika Nagy The site for design is located near the northern shores of the Old Lake, at the mouth of Sződrákosi spring which feeds the nearby lakes. The dyke of the former mill made of concrete and one of its longitudinal walls with the original place of the wheels […]