Urban Symmetry

Zsolt Hlinka, Premier Nyomda, 2018, Budapest, 165 page

Why symmetry? Because it is perfect: a consciously created or randomly occurring composition that captures the immaculate balance. My artistic aspirations have been built around this concept since the beginnings, approaching …

Architecture copy paste

Felix Madrazo and Winy Maas: Copy Paste.
The Badass Architectural Copy Guide

Text: Péter Debreczeni

The unique nature of design is a priority, and there is a wide variety of tools and devices that can be used to achieve …

A Master of Historicism

Dr. Pilkhoffer Mónika: The Oeuvre of Architecture Adolf Lang. TERC, Budapest, 2017, 216 page

Szöveg: Jeney András

Mónika Pilkhoffer, an associate history professor with the University of Pécs, has also established her fame as an art historian. In her …

East-West Passages

Towards an Integral History of Post-War Architecture in Europe
Eds. Ákos Moravánszky – Torsten Lange – Judith Hopfengärtner – Karl R. Kegler: East West Central. Re-Building Europe 1950–1990. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag 2017, 3 volume)

Text: Béla Kerékgyártó

What was …

Bonding Metaphors

Metaphors in Architecture and Urbanism. An Introduction
Edited by Andri Gerber, Brent Patterson, Transcript Verlag, 2013

Text: Dániel Veress

The book reviewed below is a gap-filler publication which we had waited for long. It is easy to see that …

Women Architects in the Socialist Era (1945–1989)

On a newly published collection of English-language essays

Text: Béla Kerékgyártó

How did they find their places and what was the role of women who were active as architects in the countries of the Socialist block? Was there any …

Henrieta Moravčíková: Friedrich Weinwurm Architect

Slovart, Bratislava, 375 page

Text: Rudolf Klein

Henrieta Moravčíková, professor of architectural history with the University of Technology in Slovakia published this bilingual (English- and Slovak) monography on the outstanding architecture of Modernism who lived and worked in Bratislava …

Architecture of Roman Catholic Churches in Vojvodina

Dubravka Đukanović: Architecture of Roman Catholic Churches in Vojvodina from 1699 to 1939
The Provincial Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, Petrovaradin Novi Sad, 2015

The monograph „Architecture of Roman Catholic Churches in Vojvodina from 1699 to 1939“ …

Builders

​Builds ~ makes, does, constructs, creates, develops.

However we try to describe it, the point is: building is an activity, strongly connected creating. We build and construct, not only with our hands, but with words. One way or another, …

Gábor Ébli: Museumania

European models for generating cultural experience
L’Harmattan, 2016, 259 page

The museum is power. Although it is a rather young cultural institution, especially compared to the theatre, which was already important in the antiquity, it has gained much significance …

Ferenc Vámossy: Hungarian Architecture in the 20th Century

Values of our Heritage 1902–2002. I. Volume
Tarsoly Publisher, 2015, 276 page, editor: Erzsébet F. Vámossy, Mária Tatai

In this monograph Ferenc Vámossy examines the Hungarian architecture of the 20th century focusing on the interaction between heritage and renewal. …

Architecture in Austria in the 20th and 21st centuries

Park Books – AZ Wien, 2016, 440 page

Text: György Szegő

Published more than a decade ago, the former “collection catalogue” of the Architekturzentrum (AZ) Wien gave a survey of 20th century architecture more than a decade ago. This …