The Historic Core of Székesfehérvár

Results of an open architectural tender

The Architectural Department of the Hungarian Art Academy (Magyar Művészeti Akadémia, MMA) published an open contest of architecture for the construction of a well-deserved and worthwile exhibition site to present the unique architectural …

f_f_f: Young Architects Generation 2017

Competition and exhibition in MÉSZ

Text: András Borsos

Titled f_f_f 2017, it is the 6th edition of the program „Young Architects Generation” initiated by Gábor Reischl, former chairman of Association of Hungarian Architects which was launched in 2006 and …

A Church on the Border

St John XXIII Chapel, Budapest, Rákoskert

Architect: György Major
Text: Vilmos Katona
Photos: László Francsics

The community of St Elizabeth’s Church in Rákoscsaba phrased their wish in the autumn of 2013 to have a new chapel built. The goal …

An Open Gate

The Reception Building of Graphisoft Park

Architect: Péter Sugár
Text: Miklós Okrutay
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The new reception building of Graphisoft Park represents the entirety of the complex, not with its formal attractive appearance, but by mediating deeper thoughts. …

„Facelifting” Projects of Theatres

Centrál and Örkény Theatres, Kálmán Imre Stage, Budapest

Architects: Gergely Fernezelyi (Centrál Színház), Krisztián Vincze (Örkény Színház), Budapesti Operettszínház (Kálmán Imre Teátrum)
Text: Iván Szabó-Jilek
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky, Zsolt Batár, Iván Szabó-Jilek

The majority of the Budapest-based theatres, with …


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Michel Denancé

In 2006, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced its plans to fund the development of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Renzo …

Theatre as a public space

OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017

OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017 is an international ideas competition, aimed at students and emerging architecture practitioners, and is organised by the Architecture Commission of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians). …

Green Submarine

Mansion in Budaörs-Farkasrét

Architects: Nagy Csilla, Tóth Zoltán
Text: Dudics Krisztián
Photos: Bujnovszky Tamás

The new mansion is an addition to the suburban streetscape featuring traditional detached houses: it is actually located beneath a „green carpet”. Architects with Artgroup, …


Extension of a Detached House, Budapest

Architect: Tamás Tomay
Text and photos: Rudolf Klein

Tamás Tomay is one of the masters, who most typically embody the renaissance of detached houses and blocks projects in Hungary. It does not humbly …

Shelter in Nature

Safe-House, Transylvania

Architects: blipsz!, F.K.M. Műterem
Text: Edit Pálinkás
Photos: István Benedek, Ákos Kun, Zsolt Várday

The safe-house network of the region referred to as the Székely Land has been enriched with a new building. Built after former typology …

Shelter among the trees

Foliage Hotel, Noszvaj

Architect: Gábor Fábián
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Török / Topogram

Embraced by the hills, the foliage hotel was built on the shore of Lake Síkfőkúti after designs by architect Gábor Fábián. Overlooking the lake, the …

Personal Attachments

Resort Building, Fonyód

Architecture and photos: György Dénes
Text: Gábor Bártfai-Szabó

People know the changes of the seasons, faces, odours, the soil, vegetation, the manmade environment, building materials, where they are brought up. All this lives in our memory …