Renewed Historic Monuments with a Fresh Eye

Contest for Architectural Photos, MÉSZ-Cabinet Text: Péter Tímár In cooperation with the Cabinet, MÉSZ (the Association of Hungarian Architects) published a contest for architectural photos titled „Renewed Historic Monuments with a Fresh Eye”. Participants of this contest had to present the following sites viewing them with a novelty approach: the Main Square of the Nation […]

33 projects, 99 sentences

Tamás Tomay’s Inaugural Lecture in SZIMA Text: Tamás Tomay Apropos of his 33 projects, Tamás Tomay summarized each of them in 3-3 sentences in his inaugural lecture touching upon his principles and views of architecture and the practice of construction. In his lecture he evoked the greatest figures of contemporary Hungarian architecture, struggles with clients, […]

Issues of Architectural Ornamentation

With Special Regard to Fish, Butterflies and Moths, Planktons SZIMA Inaugural Speech, HAP Gallery, Budapest, June 12th, 2014 Text: Péter Sugár The analysis of the transformation of the historic core of the city triggered a contextual approach in my work which may be best characterized by integration in the urban fabric, the realization and phrasing […]

The Fate of a Housing Estate No. 2

Careful Reflections in the 21st Century Neu Olvenstedt Housing Estate, Magdeburg, Germany 1980–1989 Text: Melinda Benkő Neu („New”) Olvenstedt housing estate was built on the north-western outskirts of Magdeburg in the late 1980s as an experimental project which broke away from the Modernist development typical of prefab housing estates: its East German and Soviet designers […]

Architecture to Develop Communities in Need

Building Design Strategies to Facilitate Social Integration Apropos of International Examples Text: Tibor Tánczos More and more people realize that helping those who live on the margins of society is not only a question of ethics and virtue today. As the social and political burden of massive impoverishment, indebtedness and the loss of homes is […]