National Sample Design Catalog

Family house plan database available free of charge Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Lechner Knowledge Center From March 021, a detailed design documentation of modern family houses can be downloaded free of charge from the new website of the National Sample Design Catalog (mintatervkatalogus.hu). The online family house design database, implemented in collaboration with the Deputy […]

Which Past Leads to the Future?

18th International Congress of Architects, 07. 02. 2021 Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Artifex Edition The International Architectural Congress held by the Association of Hungarian Architects, traditionally organized by the publisher Artifex, was held this year in the recently handed over Eiffel Hall. So many came to the first large-scale national event after the epidemic that […]

Old-new Acquaintance

Renovation of Esterházy Castle, Fertőd Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The concept of the Esterházy Castle in Fertőd, built in the 1770s by Miklós Esterházy “The Bright”, is a huge Baroque-Rococo building complex that has recently undergone several renovations. It has long been an undisguised goal to create an […]

Old Ladies on the Banks of the Danube in Pest

Renovation of Matild Palace, Budapest Architects: Antal Puhl, Péter Dajka Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The southern building, the Matild Palace, was the first of the elegant twin palaces at the Pest end of the Elizabeth Bridge. The area and the space associated with it became a major urban element in the late 1800s, […]

The Heritage of the Art Nouveau Consolation

Tóth József Theatre, Szentes Architects: Marcell Komor (1896), János Szabó (2021) Text: Eszter Baldavári Photos: Zsófia Nyirkos The Szentes consolation and theater, which opened at the turn of the century, was in a very dilapidated state by the 1990s. In the fall of 2021, after 13 years of endurance and multi-pace renovation, it will reopen. […]

Our Common Home

Gerecse Nature Park Visitor Center, Péliföldszentkereszt Architect: Kristóf Dankó Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Kristóf Dankó The problem is not new: how can a voluminous text that is significant in its words and thoughts be passed on to as many people as possible, with as few mistakes as possible? The building and exhibition of the Gerecse […]

View, wine, need more than that?

Laury Winery, Mindszentkálla Architect: Gábor Sajtos Text: Anna Szövényi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Heading towards Mindszentkálla, on the hills next to the main road, a house appears between the rows of vines, with its white gable, and then drives on and disappears behind the mountain. As we head down to the village, a gray rock-like contour […]

To Become a Place

New marketplace, Üllő Architect: Gábor Rombauer Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Zsolt Hlinka The installation of the new market in Üllő surrounds the block of the town hall in an L-shape, creating a number of unique, characteristic situations. The primary entry opens from the direction of the town hall, the two opening pavilions form a gate. […]

Redefining an Industrial Monument

Silk Factory Cultural District, Mohács Architect: Gyula Dombai Text: Dániel Rabb Photos: Lajos Kalmár During the rehabilitation of the brownfield area of the former silk factory in Mohács, an industrial monument complex was saved from demolishing. The original designer of the building was the royal engineer Ferenc Kalin, who in 1905 designed several other similar […]

Free throw

Sports hall, Veresegyház Architect: László Zsigmond Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Zsolt Hlinka Veresegyház has become one of the most dynamically developing settlements in Hungary, mainly due to its forward-thinking and consistent city management. It is no coincidence that, over the last twenty years, it has tripled its population and, as it has kept pace, increased […]

Recapture of the River Danube

New beaches in Budapest Text: Eszter Götz Photos: László Beliczay The key to Budapest’s unique location is the river Danube, which bisects the city. It is rare in Europe to have a capital that boasts such a long riverbank, and it has not even been concreted through the early 21st century. The centuries-long bathing life […]

Urban Floating Oasis

A New Recreational Island in New York Architect: Thomas Heatherwick Text: György Szegő Photos: Michael Grimm, Thomas Schenck – Little Island Three of New York’s frequented rusty zones are former quays. Two of them are actually the banks of Manhattan East River and Hudson River. The former has been modernized by constructing a clearway, whilst […]