Voluntary architecture

Social School, Ghana Architects: Funk Bogdán, Balázs Szelecsényi, Orsolya Vadász, Diána Nusszer, Csinszka Cserháti, Roland Németh Text: Funk Bogdán Photos: Funk Bogdán, William Newman Koforidua in Ghana has a primary school where students have their education in an overcrowded store building, as well as on the corridors learn and under a shabby tin-roof. A team […]


The Architectural History of Budapest-Vizafogó St Martin of Tours Parish Church Text: Tamás Berecz The completed building as a tactile achievement pushes into the background the processes and circumstances that as a result may fade into oblivion. The birth of the building has been documented in details nad getting to know all these information largely […]

The Transformation of Materials in Architecture

International Architects Conference 2018 Text: Bálint Botzheim This year’s conference was hosted by the recently inaugurated building of Közszolgálati University organised by Artifex Publishing Co. and AHA (Association of Hungarian Architects). Ákos Moravánszky was invited to act as chairman who also selected the lectures included in the programme. This year’s topic was The Transformation of […]

Creative Expertise

IDEA Conference 2018 Kecskemét, 8-9 March 2018 Text: Raymond Bükkösi The name IDEA chosen for the conference held in Kecskemét is a true reflection of the spirituality and the values it has chosen. The key words to be taken into consideration are the ones making up the letters of the abbreviation (Innovation, Design, Engineering, Architecture) […]

Move the Roof Higher Up

10th Budapest Architecture Films Days Toldi Cinema, Budapest, 8-11 March 2018 Text: Eszter Götz Photos: KÉK The Contemporary Architecture Centre hosts the Architecture Film Days for the tenth time this April with an ever widening audience year by year. The programme offers lessons proving useful lessons and food for thought from several aspects. The number […]

Measurable Quality

An Interview with Béla Berke, Swiss Architect Text: Ildikó Pém (BORD Architectural Studio) Béla Berke, a theoretician architect, whose life and works are basically defined by his sense of responsibility to society, has excellent achievements as the former chairman of Baubioswiss and the founder of ÖQ qualification system in making the impact of human beings […]

Modernization and Tradition in the Himalayas

The Renewal of Ladakh Text: Borbála Bagi Photos: Borbála Bagi, Szilvia Ódry Ladakh is one of the last regions where traditional Tibetan culture and architecture has been preserved in its original form. A common opinion is that this is where ancient Tibetan civilization genuinely survived, and fostering religious traditions is also stronger here than in […]

Enigma 92 – Correspondence of Károly Kós and Aurél Papp

Journal Presentation and Discussion Association of Hungarian Architects, 20 March 2018 Text: György Szegő Launched 25 years ago, Enigma is a journal specialized in art theory. Its issue No. 92 presents the correspondence between Károly Kós (1883–1977) architect, writer, graphic artist, cultural organiser with Aurél Papp (Aurel Popp 1879–1960) painter and sculptor, culture politician, thanks […]

Mater of the City Demons

In memoriam sculptor István Gellér B. (1946–2018) Text: György Szegő István Gellér B. was an artist building inward. He elevated the process of understanding his family trauma, the historic topic and contemporary fine arts into high-brow art despite a hostile indifference. He organically blended the findings of his imaginary archeological excavations and fictional research – […]

Balokány Baths Concept

Pécs, Balokány Concept: Gábor Kovács Balokány is a grove in downtown Pécs, the most extensive unbroken green zone of the city, which contains the artificial lake and the baths complex which has been out of use for several decades. The primary goal of the concept to revive the baths located in Balokány grove was a […]


Danube Museum and Conference Centre, Komárom Concept: Csémy Olivér, Csémy Krisztián The tip of Erzsébet island in Komárom is located in a site outstanding for both of the neighbouring countries, Hungary and the Slovak Republic. The design of the Danube Museum and Conference Centre is a response to this unique position. The centre unique along […]

Metropolises Budapest I Vienna

Parallel Urban Spaces from the 20th Century Architektur im Ringturm, Vienna, 7 March – 8 June 2018 Photos: Ringturm The first exhibition in 2018 in Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein’s popular Architektur im Ringturm series focuses on the architectural heritage of Budapest and Vienna in the 20th century. The exhibition spotlights architectural trends in both capitals between […]