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The history of an architectural design company Text: György Szegő Photos: Fortepan The 2 volumes present the periods of a Hungarian architectural design company standing from 1949 up to the present days. Középülettervező Vállalat (KÖZTI, Public Building Design Company) had been a state-owned enterprise until 1949 until 1991 when it was privatized and incorporated. The […]

On the way to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Jewish Cemetery, Salgótarjáni Street, Budapest Text and photos: Rudolf Klein The Salgótarjáni Israelite Cemetery is bordered by the national cemetery along Fiumei Road, which in fact is also an urban reference to its significance within the history of Hungarian culture and owing to the airy development of its environment, it is possible to create […]

Smart Cities

A new challenge for design Text: Antoine Picon Even though it may sound like a commonplace, we have arrived at yet another milestone which marks a new border within the digital age: it is the concept of smart cities, and in their wake, that of smart states apropos of which architecture (and within the framework […]

„There is no B plan as there is no B planet”

A prelude to the climate peak in Paris Text: Eszter Götz Paris hosts COP 21, the 21st Climate Conference of the UN between November 30th and December 11th. The meeting concerning a total of 195 countries ambitions to have a global agreement signed by the participants by which climate change can be relieved and the […]

City of the Future

Budapest 2050 Text: György Alföldi In my essay I am trying to anticipate what Budapest is going to be like in 2050, how life going on in the capital city influences and has influenced the changes in the man-made environment in the future and the past. Within the framework of the Faculty of Architecture, BME […]

Influence the World

Chairmen’s Meeting, UIA Region II, Cracow Text: László Mikó The meeting of the chairmen of the member countries of Region II, which consists of 32 members and is thus the most populous one, took place on October 15th-16th, 2015. László György Sáros, the chairman of MÉSZ (the Association of Hungarian Architects) as well as Dénes […]

Autonomous Variation(s) of the Cube

NIIFI Superb Computer Centre, University of Debrecen Architect: Marcel Ferencz Text: Zorán Vukoszávlyev Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The Campus along Kassai Road is the site of the developments affecting the University of Debrecen at the grandest scale as it has been extended by yet another building here. The structure built to house superb computers has been […]

Fine tuning

Market Building, Budafok Architect: András Tibor Kertész Text: Gábor Turányi Photos: József Hajdú The local government of Budafok published a design tender in 2009 to replace the old market and the new structure was built after the tender winning plans by András Kertész in 2015. Its architectural character reflects an experimental and yet mature architecture. […]

The Art of Gestures

Sports Swimming Pool, Győr Architect: Attila Bodrossy Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: Tibor Zsitva A construction project of generous scales as well as steps made in order to boost the population and sports life in the city feature schemes meant to re-interpret the north-western part of Győr: this sequence starts with the new sports swimming-pool. The […]

Family House in Farkasrét

House of the Year Prize 2015 – Special Mention Architects: Gábor Bártfai-Szabó, Mariann Nagy Text: Krisztián Dudics Photos: György Dénes The client, a married couple had alreday known the family house in Budakeszi designed by Bártfai-Szabó Gábor from an article published in a newspaper and decided to commission him with the design works of their […]

Organic Beautification

Ilcsi Beauty Parlour, Budapest Architects: Attila Korompay, Ádám Hatvani Text: Eszter Galamb Photos: Balázs Danyi Although Ilcsi branded Beautifying Products are traded in more than 40 countries all over the world, and hundreds of cosmetics parlours use them throughout Hungary, the enterprise has opened its very first independent centre and show-room in Budapest just now. […]

A Gem in the Forest

Water-Tower, Nagyerdő, Debrecen Architects: Zoltán Győrffy, Róbert Novák Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Zsolt Batár The majority of our relics of industrial architecture have been doomed to a hard and difficult destiny by social-economic changes and transformations. many of them disappear without leaving behind a trace. As a result, they are erazed from the history of […]