The tenement palace where Gustav Mahler moved

Vilmos Freund died 100 years ago

Text and photos: András Jeney

At No. 7, Teréz Boulevard, Budapest architect Vilmos Freund designed an elegant tenement palace commissioned by landowner Jakab Sváb. Born in Paks and died 100 years ago now, …

Testimonies towards a deeper understanding of Modernist architecture

Ferenc Vámossy: Essays on Architectural Theory
Tarsoly Kiadó, 2019, 420 page

Text: Mária Tatai

Of several hundreds of articles written by Ferenc Vámossy, five have been selected and included in his volume published now. Surveying five independent topics, they …

The place in the world of the non-places

István Schneller: Modern Sacred Buildings
Typotex, Budapest, 2019

Text: Tamás Meggyesi

When holding a book on architecture with beautiful photographs, we are inclined to limit our attention to the illustrations. However, if we start turning the pages, and get …

Katharina Roters: Anatomy of a Dream

Architectural illusions and city utopies in Armenia
Mai Manó House, Budapest, 29 January – 8 March 2020

Text: Borbála Jász
Photos: Mai Manó Ház

The exhibition presents the visual investigations pursued by Katharina Roters in Armenia since 2000. The …

Past – Present – Future

30 Years of Károly Kós Association

Text: László György Sáros
Photos: Lőrinc Csernyus, Attila Kristók

The civilian association uniting and coordinating Hungarian organic architecture was founded 30 years ago by seven minor associations in 1989. Founders unanimously decided to …

FUGA 10 +

Lessons of the FUGA Anniversary Festival

Text: Anna Zöldi
Photos: Tibor Zsitva, Ferenc Kocsis

In October 2019 FUGA Budapest Architectural Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary, which is a memorable milestone event in its history. Founded in 2009, FUGA has …

Imposing Panorama

EXPO Museum, Shanghai

Text and photos: Pál Lővei

In Shanghai in 2002 – with the ambition to support the project scheme for the 2010 world exhibition – an exhibition titled „Everything starts with the Expo” was organised to survey …

Houseing Estates in Towns in Hungary


Text: Bálint Somogyi

Baja is one of those Hungarian towns that have a history defined by the rivers and waters as well as their continuous changes throughout its existence. This natural factor did not only influence the geographical, …

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 …