The Most Hungarian European

Károly Kós Exhibition in Paris

Text: Anthony Gall

Opened virtually in November, 2020, it is a „genuine” exhibition in the Paris-based culture centre of Hungary titled L’architecte le plus hongrois dans l’Europe au XX. siècle, or Károly Kós, the …

The architect of the Hungarian Jewish emancipation

Ágnes Ivett Oszkó: Lipót Baumhorn. Holnap Kiadó, 2020

Text: Rudolf Klein

This work by Ágnes Oszkó was published by Holnap Kiadó in the series titled the Masters of Architecture, one of the most detailed and comprehensive series of specialist …

A Modular Residential Tower

The Construction System by Schömer

The majority of the Earth’s population today lives among inadequate housing conditions. There is a huge demand for flats, but it is also an important priority apply construction methods that minimize the environmental load …

In Memory of Our Glorious Dead

Vanishing Houses in Budapest

Text: Tamás Ulrich

In the past few years a large number of precious houses have disappeared from Budapest that embodied unique values with their past and architectural significance. Hereby we are presenting a list of …

Space with a Neutral or Multiple Character?

The Birth of a New Sacred Typology

Text: Zoltán Major

The developments and processes of globalisation and multiculturality appear in contemporary societies both informally and formally, they are translated into our urban spaces. When immigrating groups of people recycle, …

Non-Referential Architecture

Valerio Olgiati’s Architecture as Reflected in His Own Design Theory

Text: Bendegúz Zacher

The comprehensive thoroughness featuring the book titled Non-Referential Architecture by Valerio Olgiati is a rarity in the genre of contemporary design theoretical discourses. The standards of …

Sabina Tanovic: Memory in Architecture

Contemporary memorial projects and their predecessors

Text: Flóra Perényi

Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sabina Tanovic is an architect graduating from the Sarajevo University, who started research into the theoretical background of the correlations of memory and architecture apropos of a …

The City as an Interface

Thoughts Apropos of Martijn de Waal’s The City as Interface

Text: Imre Bokányi

In a study published in 2014 in Rotterdam, de Waal projected the software parallels well-known from the specialist literature dealing with the smart cities to the …

A World Interwoven with Networks

Barabásilab: Hidden patterns. The language of network thinking

Text: Bálint Botzheim

An exhibition presenting the research of BarabásiLab for the last 25 years can be seen in the Ludwig Museum. This is the first exhibition in Hungary for BarabásiLab, …

Surviving Utopies

Text: Balázs Rose

The Valparaíso School, as it became known, acquired an international reputation for its radical stance and its commitment to dialogue between architects and other disciplines. Since 1970 the Valparaíso School has focused much of its research …

From the Modernism of Miskolc to New York

Viktor Bőhm’s Architecture

Text: Éva Lovra

An ongoing research project is focussing on finding out the details and career of Viktor Bőhm, Modernist architect and theoretician (Victor Bohm, Miskolc, 1900 – Rockaway, New Jersey(?), 1981). This study is the …

In Praise of the Appropriate Dimensions of a City

The Dialogue Between the Prince, the Architect and the Philosopher

Text: Ferenc Hörcher

The discourse tells us the legend of ever growing cities. But are small and medum-size towns sentenced actually to death by development which is supposed to …