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 home, and there was the chance to take photographs of them to preserve these activities for posterity. The photos stored in the Hungarian Museum and Architecture and Documentation Centre of Historic Monuments now give us insights into the architects’ studios, design boards and desks, and thus into their everyday lives as well. Our selection is mainly based on photographs treasured in the collection and focus on the interwar period besides a few examples of turn-of-the-century decades.