Healing Architecture

17th International Congress of Architects, March 6th

Text: Orsolya Ware-Nagy

Approximately 900 architects assembled on the large-scale event of professionals on March 6th 2020 in the conference hall of Puskás Aréna, Budapest. This year’s call – „Ép-ítés, Gyógyító építészet”, which …

Our Churches and Visuality

Sacred Spaces Conference, February 13th

Text: Balázs Feledy

The Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists organised a symposium acconmpanied by an exhibition in February 2020. The exhibition was visited by fine artists in general, and lectures were delivered …

Let them also Feel…

Four films shown on the 12th Architectural Films Day

Text: Mária Tatai
Photos: KÉK

This March it is the 12th time that the Centre of Contemporary Architecture organized the Budapest Architectural Film Days titled Feelings the organizers of which …

Architects in Home Office

Text: Fanni Izabella Magyaróvári

Owing to the very nature of their profession, architects genereally tend to take some work home, which has both advantages and disadvantages. We are hereby presenting some architects and applied artists who worked (also) from …

Exploring the Map

Éva Lovra: Cities in The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Urban Fabric and City Typology 1867-1918

Text: Tamás Meggyesi

Maps are not only means of orientation, but also representations of our spatial awareness; this is one of the reasons why many architects …

A Budapest Citizen in Vienna

Ilona Sármány-Parsons: Art Life in Vienna during the Reign of Franz Joseph as viewed by Lajos Hevesi

Text: György Szegő

The author, Ilona Sármány-Parsons is a widely recognized expert of the history of painting in the era of the …


COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Designs

Text: Zoltán Schrammel

„The world is sick”, this is what Le Corbusier wrote briefly in 1967 when forming his views on urban design. The eternal truth of this statement would be difficult to refute …

The Flower of Survival

The Homo Sapiens and the Big Issue

Text: András Nagy

In the wake of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens, the article below surveys the global crises and the situations ensuing in the early 21st century, including consecutive global revolutions in …

Attraction and Repulsion

Torsos of passage houses in downtown Újpest

Text and photos: Anna Kornélia Losonczy, Melinda Benkő

Before 1950, when Újpest was integrated as District 4 of Greater Budapest, it had existed as one of the largest towns of the country …

Spontaneous Architecture in Tirana

Text and photos: Bence Bene

The urban architecture of the capital city of Albania is featured by spontaneous development, in various and versatile aspects. In my article below I present three tendencies of its evolution of architecture and urbanism, …

Thickening Vacancies

Community building cores in new contemporary buildings of Oxford University

Text: Tímea Deichler, Dániel Jakab

In our present survey we focussed on novelties in spatial organisation featuring three buildings of Oxford University opened in the 2010s. Tendencies in modern …

Albert Kőrössy’s Architecture

Issues of stereotypes and etimology associated with Art Nouveau in Hungary

Text: Eszter Baldavári

The 150th anniversary of Albert Kálmán Kőrössy’s birth, who was one of the most talented architects of turn-of-the-century Hungary, is celebrated by the opening of …