From a New Viewpoint

Europe, Hungary, Budapest, Kossuth Square Architect: Zoltán Tima Text: Gábor Turányi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Newly born Kossuth Square, including all its constituents, is actually a big step made by Budapest to virtually occupy the center of gravity of the Budapest–Rome–Barcelona geographical triangle. Not only regarding tourism, but also in the spiritual sense. Budapest–Stockholm 1,300 km, […]

Glass Cupola to Crown the Parliament in Vienna

Before a Complete Renovation: A 130 Year Old Building Along the 150 Year Old Ring Concept: Jabornegg & Palffy Architekten Text: György Szegő Visuals: Zoom Visual Project This January the most sustainable plan for the renovation of the Viennese Parliament was chosen from ten versions relying upon the Bundesimmobilien Gesellschaft. The former budget by Theophil […]

Direction to the Protective Zone

Madách Square, Budapest Architects: Platiniumgroup Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky After the non-public design tender for students published by the local government of District VII, Budapest in 2012 which invited schemes for Madách Square a new solution replaced formally awarded ideas. Features and facilities of the site include Örkény Theatre as well as the […]

Preparing for Reality

POLC: The Exhibition of BME Faculty of Architecture Doctoral School FUGA, Budapest, 2-26 October 2014 Text: Krisztina Somogyi At the exhibition in FUGA, BME’s Faculty of Architecture Doctoral School naturally allowed us to get closer by giving us insights into the everyday reality of its trainings. It did not focus on phrasing new theses, creating […]

The City as a Vision

Homage to Michel Ragon FRAC Centre, Orléans, 19 September 2014 – 22 February 2015 Architects: Dominique Jakob, Brendan MacFarlane Text: György Szegő Photos: Diane Arques, Nicolas Borel, György Szegő A philosophical concept 2,000 years ago, the idea of a planned city has been more like a literary utopia in the past 500 years. Since more […]

From Time to Time

Drapers Bastion, Brasov Architects: Radu Enescu, Constantin Goagea, Justin Baroncea Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Cosmin Dragomir Brasov is one of the Transylvanian cities built in the Middle Ages by German (Saxon) colonists. Most of its fortifications were demolished to make way for massive development in the 19th and the 20th centuries. In the last ten […]

Light-tunnel in the City

Markthal, Rotterdam Architecture: MVRDV Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Ossip van Duivenbode, Scagliola & Brakkee At a historical location at the Binnenrotte, next to the largest weekly open air fresh food and hardware market in Rotterdam, the first covered market of the Netherlands was realised. Markthal includes a huge market floor on the ground floor under […]

Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 Architect: Haworth Tompkins Photo: Philip Vile The new Everyman feels like a found space. It draws on the themes and ideas of Haworth Tomkins’ previous theatre work at Royal Court and Young Vic. Here all is a new-build, yet it has the ambience of an […]

Reality and Virtual Space

320° Light, Gasometer Oberhausen, 11 April – 30 December 2014 Design: URBANSCREEN Photos: Thomas Machoczek, Wolfganz Voltz, Thomas Wolf The artistic climax of the exhibition is the “320° Light” installation by the group of artists URBANSCREEN from Bremen. It takes the cathedral-like beauty of the Gasometer as the starting point for a fascinating game with […]

Frank Gehry

Centre Pompidou, 8 October 2014 – 26 January 2015 The name of Frank Gehry in itself embodies the image of contemporary architecture. Globally recognised for projects that have now made him an icon, his work has revolutionised the aesthetics of architecture, and its social and cultural role within the city. Gehry began to work on […]

V4 Family Houses 2014

V4 Family Houses 2013 Exhibition Association of Hungarian Architects, Ybl Miklós Hall, 6 October 2014 Several dozen of projects from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary are shown at the V4 Family Houses exhibiton. The exhibition opened within the programmes of World Architecture Day in the headquarters of the Association of Hungarian Architects in October […]

Healthy Cities – Happy Cities

World Architecture Day in the Architects’ House 2014 The first Monday of October is traditionally about architecture all over the world. The UIA, as the international association of architects scheduled the world day of the profession for this day. The Association of Hungarian Architects has organised a variety of programmes for this year on the […]