For a Rough and Essential Architecture

Notes for a contemporary architectural ethics

Text: Antonello Stella

“Taking care” – this is, I think, the most cogent incipit in contemporaneity and posed by this call. We architects cannot avoid to take care of the world in which …

Meaningful Architectural Ornamentation

On the Synagogue by Lipót Baumhorn in Szeged
Footnotes of a doctoral thesis

Text and photos: Ágnes Ivett Oszkó

Lipót Baumhorn was one of the most fertile architects of synagogues not only in historic Hungary but also in Europe …

Thoughts on Social Stability

Architecture and sociology at the 2nd National Architect’s Salon

Text: László Antal Z.
Photo: Béla Ilovszky /

Ferenc Miszlivetz sociologist delivered one of the speeches at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Architects’ Salon. In this article, László …


Thought-provoking conference in the Kunsthalle
FutureHall – Architecture in the era of 3D printing, Kunsthalle, Budapest, 25 May 2019

Text: Mária Tatai

„Architecture in the era of 3D printing” has been chosen as the subtitle of the conference held …

Common Irregularities

Creative week at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Technology, Debrecen

Text: Gergely Hory, Zoltán Major, Péter Müllner (Prtzn Architecture)
Photos: Zsófia Roszkos, Prtzn Architecture

Being supervisors of the topic, we were invited to the creative week organised by …

Materialism and Idealism

The Contemporary Hungarian Heritage Preservation
Summer University on Monument Protection, Eger, 2019

Text: Gábor Nagy

The chief topic of this year’s course of the Heritage Preservation Summer University in Eger was Potentials and methods to restore values hidden in …

The Disruption of the Cityscape

Text: Paul Virilio†
Translation: Ármin Tillmann

Even if a contemporary city may be still defined as a location or a geographical position, we should not mistake it for the contrast between the urban and rural, or that of the …

Perception experiments on facade designs

The workshop of the New Vision

Text: Anna Losonczi

In this study I am presenting the group of creative professionals specialized in visual perception referred to as the New Vision (new sight, new approach, new visions) with special emphasis …

Peter Halley: Heterotopia

L’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Velence, 7 May – 10 August 2019

Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Hanna Szegő

During the time of the fine arts biennale Venice turns into a genuine store of art pieces. All over the …

Cubic Fates

The reinterpretation of Hungary’s cubic houses building stock

Text and illustration: Tünde Krisztina Tóth

From the mid-20th century on, cubic houses mushroomed with an unstoppable speed, which deeply hit the history of Hungarian housing development. The overwhelming majority of …

Where is the Architecture of the Future Born?

10+1 questions on the Solar Decathlon

Text: István Csúsz (KOEB)
Photos: Képkocka / Gergő Potyondi

Solar Decathlon is a series of contests with 10 challenges for university students ambitioning to popularize sustainable architecture and experiments to find new solutions. …

Commemorating Jenő Rimanóczy

Text: András Ferkai

Yet another outstanding representative of the great old generation has left us behind. Jenő Rimanóczy, an architect awarded Ybl Prize passed away on June 29th. Starting his career after 1956, he was a member of the …