Visible Structure

Look-Out on Zengő

Architecture and text: Dániel Rabb
Photos: Lajos Kalmár

In the southern part of the Transdanubian region, in Baranya county, the highest peak of the Mecsek Hill named Zengő treasures almost unparalleled natural gems. The first look-out …

Landscape and Time

Extension of a Barn Restaurant, Őriszentpéter

Architect: Gábor U. Nagy
Text: Nóra Ostoróczky
Photos: György Palkó

After its first conversion, the Dance Barn in Őriszentpéter was used as a rehearsal room of a dance community. Initially functioning as a …

Grapes, Wine, Gemstone

Lahofer Winery, Dobšice, Czech Republic

Architects: Ondřej Chybik, Michal Kristof
Text: György Szegő
Photos: Alex Shoots Buildings

Located in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic, the site of the new winery inaugurated recently is a brewery of a …

Music School By The Lake

György Ránki Music School, Balatonföldvár

Concept: Henrietta Bodolai, PTE Technical and Digital Department
Tutor: Tamás Kondor Dr.
Consultant: Bálint Baranyai Dr.

At the very beginning of the design stage, the elementary school and the music school had been two …

The Story of Tátika

Case Study of an Iconic Modern Building

Text: Norbert Jankovics, Zsuzsanna Máté

By the early-21st century, the technologies applied on buildings older than a few decades, but younger than a century, and typically labelled as „modernist”, had become outdated, …

Far Away from the Designers’ Office

Architects on Holiday

Text: Fanni Izabella Magyaróvári
Photos: MÉM MDK Hungarian Museum of Architecture

Journeys are important milestones of almost every architect’s oeuvre as they may draw life-long experience from what they see abroad, including the landscape and buildings. …

Cultures, Ways of Life and Edifices Along the River Tisza

Text: Edina Schefler

This study is based on the research of the constructions of the civilizations and cultures that have approached, lived and wanted to live along, near and with the banks and waters of the River Tisza. The …

To Delete the Past Forever

The Past and Future of Abbatoir, Budapest

Text: Tamás Ulrich

It is a sad experience to see the disappearance of a characteristic ensemble of buildings which is a sight of Budapest. It was built after an industrial design and …

The Fate of a Housing Estate No. 6. Careful Orientation in the 21st Century

Cabrini-Green, Chicago, construction (1941–1962) and demolition (1994–2011)

Text: Melinda Benkő

Thinking of modern housing estates, only a few people recall the Unites States of America, as the general image associated with this phrase is that of detached houses on …

On the Duties of Thinking and the Necessity to Act

András Lányi: Introduction to Eco-Philosophy for Beginner Advanced Students

Text: Zsuzsa Schäffer

This book written by András Lányi is a comprehensive survey of the entire system of ecological thinking in four chapters based on various associated topics. The first …

The Meeting of Local Building Materials and Innovation

Droneport, Ruanda

Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Normanfosterfoundation.org

The struggle against global warming encourages the building industry to find innovations. How is it possible to build by loading less stress on the environment whilst using less resources that we borrowed …