The National Alternative of the Modern

An Introduction to the Memorial Issue Devoted to István Medgyaszay

Text: György Szegő
Photo: Archive photo ©  István Medgyaszay’s Memorial House

The career of architect István Medgyaszay was defined by the objective phrased by Ödön Lechner: “There has not been …

István Medgyaszay Memorial Conference and Exhibition

Pesti Vigadó, 20. 09. 2017

István Medgyaszay is one of the most outstanding figures of 20th-century architecture in Central Europe. His works, however, have been underestimated compared to their significance both in Hungarian and international architectural history. Lectures included …

Ferro-concrete and Szekler gate

Modernism and identity in the architecture of István Medgyaszay

Text: Ákos Moravánszky

Concrete is a defining material in modern architecture, which has evolved into a symbol of the Modernist movement and later on became that of the negative consequences of …

Architecture and Ornamentation in the Oeuvre of István Medgyaszay

Text: Ferenc Potzner 

Ornamentation is present in every single branch of fine arts. It adjusts itself to materials, techniques and technologies, may show a wide variety from being flat or highly sculpturesque, containing geometric, botanical or figural motifs. If we …

An Artistic Form of Reinforced Concrete (1908)

International Architects Congress, Wien, 1908

Text: István Medgyaszay

On May 22nd, 1908 the 8th International Conference of Architects was held in Vienna, in the auditorium of the Association of Austrian Engineers and Architects with the participation of 437 delegates …

A Long-Forgotten House by Medgyaszay in the Civil Servants’ Housing Estate

Text: Eszter Baldavári 

Celebrating the 140th anniversary of the birth of architect István Medgyaszay, professionals with the Museum of Hungarian Architecture have been surveying and mapping all the works of the architect located in Budapest in the year 2017. …

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A pseudo-Medgyaszay house in Buda

Text: Renáta Herczeg, Endre Prakfalvi 

The main facade of the building at No. 24 Retek Street bears characteristics of Art Nouveau style. Built by master architect István Schumy in 1889, it is a single-storey …

Memorial House and Archives

István Medgyaszay’s Dwelling-House on Gellért Hill

Text: Eszter Götz 
Photos: András Surányi J. 

The house standing on the slopes of Gellért Hill treasures a unique archives. As a result of efforts made by the family and especially by Zoltán …

Architect István Medgyaszay 1877–1959

Memorial Exhibition
Pest Vigadó, Septermebr 20th, 2017
Room Károly Kós, Association of Hungarian Architects, September 25th-October 6th

The conference commemorating the 14th anniversary of István Medgyaszay in Vigadó, Pest is completed with an exhibition that surveys the oeuvre of …