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Téma

2022/1 Téma rovat

A Moulded Building Sculpture

The House of Music, Hungary, Budapest Architect: Sou Fujimoto Text: György Szegő Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Out of the 168 entries submitted for the international contest for the designs of the House of Music the one now actually realized excelled with its philosophy eliminating the borders between the natural and artificial environment. The Budapest project had […]

2022/1 Téma rovat

Children-Like Dynamism

Bárányfelhő Calvinist Kindergarten, Budapest Architects: Krisztián Olbert, Ádám Lendvay, Géza Bujdosó Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: József Hajdú The Calvinist Congregation of Svábhegy have been planning to have their own kindergarten built since 2015, which was actually constructed by integrating sites next to the church and parish. The architectural concept of Bárányfelhő („Cirrocumulus”) Calvinist Kindergarten was […]

2022/1 Téma rovat

Well-Identified New Function

IN-Budapest Students’ Apartment Block Architect: Bence Turányi Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Zsolt Batár The first stage of the rehab of a 122-year-old block has been completed in Rottenbiller Street: a multi-storey industrial building in the courtile has been converted into a contemporary apartment hotel. The history of the real estate goes back to the 1870s, […]

2022/1 Téma rovat

Hidden Symbiosis

Benczúr 11 Office and Residential Block, Budapest Architects: Péter Nagy, Tamás Németh Text: Péter Debreczeni Photos: Tamás Réthey-Prikkel One of the greatest values of Budapest is its integral revivalist style cityscape coupled with a varied structure and fabric. More often than not, these values, however, are also serious challenges for contemporary architects that impose limitations […]

Utóirat

2022/1 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2022/1

Brave New World

The Town of Coal, Iron and Glass: Salgótarján Text: Tamás Dévényi As late as 1945, Salgótarján was on the verge of becoming a town, buti t had an industry of national significance. The new system saw an enemy in the classic town with a middle-class background, which made a step 1950: as the embodiment of […]

2022/1 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2022/1

The Heritage of the Late Modern Hotel Architecture at Lake Balaton

Evaluation Beyond Nostalgy Text: Júlia Böröndy With the relieve after 1956, the tourism of Hungary inculding Lake Balaton, could revive. The expansion of accommodation capacity was a clear response to the needs of the growing holiday crowd, which also involved the construction of new hotels. The buildings, which were considered modern at the time, are […]

2022/1 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2022/1

The Cross-Section of a Constat

Exhibition and Book Show on Cubic Houses Architects’ House, 03. 12. 2022 – 05. 01. 2022 Text: Melinda Harlov-Csortán The research workshop named Spatial Forms – Society Forms research workshop organises an exhibition for the fourth time in the headquarters of the Association of Hungarian Architects. These exhibitions have always been based on results of […]

2022/1 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2022/1

Exemplary Research

Péter Haba Receiving Opus Mirabile Text: Pál Lővei The Art History Science Board of the Hungarian Science Academy launched its Opus Mirabile award in 1995 to recognize the best publications on art history in the previous year. Initially, the board assessed two categories, but for quite a long time now it has also been employing […]

Terv

2022/1 Terv rovat

The Strategy of the Complex Reconstruction of the Royal Palace in Buda

Concept and text: Robert Gutowski Client: Várkapitányság Nonprofit Ltd. The Castle Hill and Royal Palace of Buda are a site and memorial of historic and symbolic significance of Hungarian national identity. The place itself is a nationally significant historic monument with regard to Hungary’s past and national belongingness: it is a protected building, a highly […]

2021/6 Terv rovat

Csepel Pool

Intervention in Budapest, Csepel Island Concept: Lamproulis Stratis Present day reality is scourged by environmental destruction caused by humans themselves. False needs are nowadays leading to the overuse of natural resources in such a pace that the environment is unable to restores them. Energy crisis is now a major matter. The immoderate use of fossil […]

2021/5 Terv rovat

Plan for a National Culture Park

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Concept: Barna Kovács D. – Barna Architects Kft. The site of the National Culture Park is a 35-hectare area in Yamag district, located west of the inner city of Ulaanbaatar. The scheme contains a development on approximately 95.000 m2 with functions, community zones and parking spaces. The architectural concept of the park draws […]

2021/4 Terv rovat

Urban Floating Oasis

A New Recreational Island in New York Architect: Thomas Heatherwick Text: György Szegő Photos: Michael Grimm, Thomas Schenck – Little Island Three of New York’s frequented rusty zones are former quays. Two of them are actually the banks of Manhattan East River and Hudson River. The former has been modernized by constructing a clearway, whilst […]

Kreatív városok

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Radical transformation

Developing the centre of a settlement, Gyermely Architects: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián Text: Szilvia Molnár Photos: Balázs Danyi Having in-depth knowledge of the structure of the village Gyermely, the team named Gereben Marián Architects managed by Balázs Marián DLA and Péter Gereben found themselves a challenge here at the end of the 2000s. As a […]

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Oxford in the foothills of the Alps

Facelifted Benedictine Convent House, Kőszeg Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz Photos: Tibor Ohr An eventful year started in 2014 when ISES Foundation was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s office to work out a study on viability with the aim to save the architectural heritage of Kőszeg almost on the brink of complete deterioration […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

The Place Where…

Intimacy, creativity, flow Text: Tamás Fejérdy, Ferenc Miszlivetz, Laura Takács Architectural spaces do not tend to be utility calculations in the case of historic towns, as they are born based on human needs, well-established and fixed habits, the respect of old times, the gripping effect of the view, that is natural, cultural and aesthetic codes. […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

Treating Landscape Injuries with Art

Volcanoes Park, Zalahaláp Sculptors: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Text: Balázs Szász Photos: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Born in a family of doctors and artists, Chilean-Hungarian sculptor Rhea Marmentini started to realize one of her long-time dream at the meeting point of Mediterranean and continental climates: to reconstruct a wound on the landscape of Haláp Hill, […]