Elemér Zalotay 1932–2020

Text: György Szegő Elemér Zalotay, an iconic architect in both Hungarian and international architecture, passed away on November 14th, 2020. He made thousands of designs for the future, but left only a few houses behind which are all excellent, and highly sculpturesque. Zalotay was a fervent believer of Modernism and disregarded architectural circumstances in Hungary […]

In Memoriam György Fekete (1932–2020)

The Transmitter Text: György Szegő György Fekete, who passed away in April 2020, was an interior architect and designer as well as a culture politician was a key figure. as he defined himself: a „culture tactician”. It would be a difficult task to make a complete list of all the state-managed institutions the founding of […]

Gábor Turányi (1948–2020)

The Architect of Sensitive Modernism Text: Miklós Sulyok Gábor Turányi, an outstanding master of contemporary Hungarian architecture, graduated in the mid-1970s from the Technical University of Budapest, where the already empty trends of Modernist architecture and the strict budgetary measures of “Socialism” radically limited the potentials of architecture in Hungary. From the very start of his […]

In Memoriam József Scherer designer (1947–2020)

Text: György Szegő József Scherer, an applied artist, designer, university professor, a key figure in Hungarian design, Ferenczy-Noémi Prize winner and András Dózsa Farkas Prize winner, a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, died on May 2. He was a versatile creator and, at the same time, a high-impact university lecturer for decades.

Yona Friedman (1923–2020)

Text: György Szegő The architect and thinker of Hungarian origin, Yona Friedman (Friedmann János) died in his 96 year in February 2020. He was one of the outstanding and exceptionally versatile figures of the urban architectural discourse that developed in the second half of the twentieth century. He drew cities on colossal trusses rising up, […]

In Memoriam Béla Kerékgyártó (1949-2018)

Béla Kerékgyártó, philosopher passed away on December 5th, 2018. He was a dedicated lecturer of architecture with BME (Budapest University of Technology) and the PhD Course of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture who shaped the approaches of several generations. He had been awarded the Iván Kotsis prize of the Association of Hungarian Architects as […]

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 – […]

Light Axis

On the Life, Death and Art of György Csete (1937–2016) Text: Miklós Sulyok Fotó: Zsitva Tibor György Csete had a basic principle on architecture which is best summed up as architecture in Hungarian. To use Hungarian language in architecture instead of foreign ones. His architecture, however, was filled with universal contents: however, it was his […]

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

Sorry, György Szegő’s commemorative words are only available in Hungarian.

József Kerényi (1934–2016)

Sorry, György Szegő’s commemorative words are only available in Hungarian.

Henrik Hőnich (1941–2016)

“Living and writing must be like to be the last of all our actions in life.” (Sándor Márai) Sorry, Imre Bálint’s commemorative words are only available in Hungarian.