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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Creative Space Utilization

Architectural and social aspects Text: Laura Takács, Dr. Tamás Fejérdy One of the goals of redesigning historic spaces is to make cooperation easier, create communities and initiate spontaneous meetings. This kind of space design is not only targeted to meet a certain type of direct functional needs, but also to reframe communal and social life […]

Creative Vienna

Space and Experience – Vienna Biennale 2019 MAK, Vienna, 29 May – 26 October 2019 Text: György Szegő Photos: MAK, Júlia Szegő Vienna has been evolving as a megapolis for 70 years now – accompanied by every beauty and trouble of changes –, whilst it has been able to preserve the rural grace of the […]

Global Village, Creative City

Thoughts on a new column Text: Dr. Zoltán Lantos / iASK The new topic-related column Creative Cities is devoted to the initiatives with the scales of regions and settlements that target to develop the individual cities and towns economically, socially and culturally with the means of science and arts, including urbanistic design and the social […]

The Significance of High-Standard Architecture

Origen Festival, Switzerland Text and photos: Bálint Rigó Located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, Origen festival has been held every year at a mountain pass since 2006. The very first professional facility of a theatre, it has also been continuously an initiative targeted to salvage culture and civilisation. In 2017 the unique venue of […]