From the Babbling Séd to Shanghai

Geographical and Architectural Links between Veszprém and China

Text: Eszter Baldavári

The book born thanks to the cooperation between the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai and the Association of Hungarian Architects, which was based on a manuscript written by the …


Design Methods of Segregate Communal Architecture

Text: Kata Varjú

One of the most serious global and social local issues in Hungary at present are segregation and the deepening social gaps along with it. The impacts affecting a certain society …

Swedish Architecture and Hungarian Immigrants in the 20th Century

Details of the Activities of Hungarian Immigrant Architects in Sweden

Text: András Hadik

This study was written to survey the careers of Hungarian-born architects who immigrated to Sweden during World War II or in the post-war era, and produced …

The National Flag by Géza Maróti from Zebegény in Kunsthalle Budapest

Text: György Szegő

In 2017 the highly successful exhibition held in the apse of the Kunsthalle building titled Hidden Stories the life reforming movements and arts included a life-size model of a stage architecture by Adolphe Appia which was …

An Aspect of Urban Architecture

Residential Buildings in the Social Realist Style in Budapest

Text: Kornélia Kissfazekas

Research works surveying the tendencies in the state socialist countries still do not actually favour the urban architecture of the 1950s. The memories of political influences, the …

A Cry for Help to Preserve the Ruins in Margaret Island

Text: János Roth

Back in 1997 the management of the municipality of Budapest decided to professionally excavate the ruins of the monastery in Margaret Island which had been deteriorating for decades by then. The plan was to also rate …

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on buildings older than a few decades, but younger than a century, and typically labelled as „modernist”, had become outdated, …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 …