The National Flag by Géza Maróti from Zebegény in Kunsthalle Budapest

Text: György Szegő

In 2017 the highly successful exhibition held in the apse of the Kunsthalle building titled Hidden Stories the life reforming movements and arts included a life-size model of a stage architecture by Adolphe Appia which was …

An Aspect of Urban Architecture

Residential Buildings in the Social Realist Style in Budapest

Text: Kornélia Kissfazekas

Research works surveying the tendencies in the state socialist countries still do not actually favour the urban architecture of the 1950s. The memories of political influences, the …

A Cry for Help to Preserve the Ruins in Margaret Island

Text: János Roth

Back in 1997 the management of the municipality of Budapest decided to professionally excavate the ruins of the monastery in Margaret Island which had been deteriorating for decades by then. The plan was to also rate …

The Story of Tátika

Case Study of an Iconic Modern Building

Text: Norbert Jankovics, Zsuzsanna Máté

By the early-21st century, the technologies applied on buildings older than a few decades, but younger than a century, and typically labelled as „modernist”, had become outdated, …

Far Away from the Designers’ Office

Architects on Holiday

Text: Fanni Izabella Magyaróvári
Photos: MÉM MDK Hungarian Museum of Architecture

Journeys are important milestones of almost every architect’s oeuvre as they may draw life-long experience from what they see abroad, including the landscape and buildings. …

Cultures, Ways of Life and Edifices Along the River Tisza

Text: Edina Schefler

This study is based on the research of the constructions of the civilizations and cultures that have approached, lived and wanted to live along, near and with the banks and waters of the River Tisza. The …

To Delete the Past Forever

The Past and Future of Abbatoir, Budapest

Text: Tamás Ulrich

It is a sad experience to see the disappearance of a characteristic ensemble of buildings which is a sight of Budapest. It was built after an industrial design and …

The Fate of a Housing Estate No. 6. Careful Orientation in the 21st Century

Cabrini-Green, Chicago, construction (1941–1962) and demolition (1994–2011)

Text: Melinda Benkő

Thinking of modern housing estates, only a few people recall the Unites States of America, as the general image associated with this phrase is that of detached houses on …

On the Duties of Thinking and the Necessity to Act

András Lányi: Introduction to Eco-Philosophy for Beginner Advanced Students

Text: Zsuzsa Schäffer

This book written by András Lányi is a comprehensive survey of the entire system of ecological thinking in four chapters based on various associated topics. The first …

Urbanistics with Corona Virus Fever?

Text: Richárd Ongjerth

Disasters have played major roles in the development of cities in two different ways so far. Firstly, fires, floods, earthquakes, or even volcano eruptions often destroyed existing settlements, annihilating long-standing conditions, circumstances of existence.  Such events …

Manifest for a Better World

From Nobel prize winning economists to renowned architects, 24 of the world’s leading thinkers and creatives have signed a manifesto for a cultural revival of the economy, as reported in european news outlets El Pais and Corriere della Sera. …

Closed or Open?

Thoughts Concerning the Conversion of the Quay in Budapest

Text: Béla Nagy Dr.
The quay on the Pest side of Budapest is an integral part of the city, and also a prominent part of the cityscape accentuating the …