In Festive Garments

Accommodation building of the Children’s Railway’s Architects: Kristóf Attila Juhász, Róbert Gál Text: Péter Fejérdy Photos: József Hajdú The new accommodation building temporarily used for a year now at the Children’s Railway’s terminal in Hűvösvölgy has been completed. The new children’s camp, which is located near the station building, is not inconspicuous, but blends into […]

Condominium on the Outskirts of the City

Trendo 11, Budapest Architects: LAB5 architects Text: Péter Debreczeni Photos: György Palkó In Budapest, it is rather difficult to find a well-suited site for development which is both affordable and suitable for the construction of a human-scale condominium. Developers tend to focus on large, neighbourhood-scale ensembles and avoid the risk and complexity of building modest-size […]

Summer Gym in a New Shell

Renovation of the “gymnasium-stable” of the Premontre High School Architects: Gábor Turányi†, Zoltán Kovács Text: Nóra Ostoróczky Photos: Balázs Danyi The summer gym designed by architect Gábor Turányi has stood in the backyard of the Premontre High School in Gödöllő since 1995-96. With its rhythmically arranged supports and perhaps also its position in the garden, […]

Merse-Coast Shakespeare Theatre

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot, United Kingdom Architects: Nicolas Helm, Austin-Smith:Lord (on the basis of Inigo Jones) Text: György Szegő Photos: Andrew P Brooks – Shakespeare North Playhouse Further up the river from Liverpool’s famous Merse-bank Anfield football ground, an old-new theatre was opened in Prescot in 1922: it is named the Shakespeare North Playhouse. The […]

Repair of Urban Structural Wounds

Debrecen, Kossuth-Burgundia Corner Teachers: Ferenc Keller, Péter Kovács DLA Master’s students of the Department of Architecture, which is part of the Faculty of Engineering of the Technical University of Debrecen, have been working on an area of the historic inner city core that has long been in need of a solution. Within the framework of […]

Before Pécs

The Forgottten DEcade of György Csete’s Careeer: 1961–1970 Text: Péter Haba Photos: Csete Foundation Almost without exception, the writings that praise the oeuvre of György Csete begin with the plans he realised with the members of the Pécs Group which was formed around 1970. The authors easily skip over the nearly ten years between György […]

Relics of the Language, Signs and Inflections

The Sign History of Ildikó Csete and György Csete Text: Géza Balázs Photos: Csete Foundation When it comes to the research into the birth of art and language, we conclude it must be based on natural principles. Humans are natural beings, and they began his cultural (including artistic and linguistic) activity as an outgrowth of […]

György Csete’s Fountain House in Orfű

Text: Bettina Bali Photos: Csete Foundation The Fountain House („Forrásház”) was built between 1970 and 1974 based on the plans by György Csete, with the help of Jenő Dulánszky, a structural engineer. One of its most striking features is the combination of a variety of functions. The underground level of the structure, which used to […]

The Tulip Debate as Reflected in Máté Major’s Legacy

Text: Dániel Kovács Photos: Csete Foundation The Museum Department of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Documentation Centre for Monument Protection preserves the legacy of architect and theoretician Máté Major (1904‒1986) under accession number 2009/994. Born in Baja, Máté Major graduated in 1927 and started his career as a practising architect between the two world […]

Complexity and Contradiction in Organic Architecture

György Csete’s Approach to Organic Architecture and Technical Innovation Text: Zuh Deodáth Photos: Csete Foundation The oeuvre of György Csete is one of the best examples of how organic architecture can create an artistic whole with strong effects in its human environment, starting from diverse and often seemingly contradictory sources. However, the most productive effects […]

Walls woven from mushrooms

Biobuilding material for sustainable architecture Text: Bálint Botzheim The underground part of the fungus, the mycelium, is made up of a multitude of fungal filaments. A characteristic of mushroom growth is that the richer the medium in which it grows, the more densely the fungal filaments interweave. Mushrooms have many good properties as a building […]