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 […]

Digital Museum Plan

Veszprém, European Capital of Culture 2023 Concept and text: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa In recent decades, the institution of the museum has evolved from a sanctuary of learning to a place of experiential experience that seeks to please the public with stunning effects. The concept of creating a new Digital Museum within the framework of […]

Hungarian Concepts for the Shenzhen Opera Competition

Concepts: ZDA, Robert Gutowski Architects In 2020, two projects from two Hungarian architectural firms were included in the second round of the international design competition for the design of the Shenzhen Opera House, among the top 20 designs. Below we present the plans of ZDA as well as Robert Gutowski Architects.  

Eldorado

MÉSZ-MÉK Diploma Award Concept and text: Gergely Tasnádi , MOME Consultants: Balázs Marián, Dave Hakkens, Kinga German The award-winning diploma work has a theoretical framework, namely the Spaceship Earth concept by Buckminster Fuller. What he phrased as „spaceship ethics” is a theory according to which „mankind travels on the spaceship named Earth, using energy obtained […]

Japanese Baths Complex

Diploma Thesis, Technical University of Pécs Concept and text: Anna Fanni Juhász Consultant: Tamás Kondor The objective of this diploma work was to design a complex which is unique in both its functions and culture to be built in downtown Pécs. As a result, the blueprints of a Japanese baths were actually realized. Making use […]

House along Szinva

BME Residential Design Department Hauszmann Award 2020 Concept and text: Péter Peitl Consultant: Miklós Jancsó DLA The historic core of Miskolc is located at the intersection of two main axes of the city. A significant component of the morphology of the area is the wide main street parallel developed on the east-western axis, just like […]

Thermal Baths in Homoród

BME Diploma Work, 2020 Concept and text: László Bedő Tutor: Miklós Vannay DLA Székelyföld, the land of the Seklers is primarily famous for its cold and mesothermal springs of curative effects. According to surveys, one third of the mineral water stock of Europe is found in this region, more precisely in Transylvania. The design site […]

Music School By The Lake

György Ránki Music School, Balatonföldvár Concept: Henrietta Bodolai, PTE Technical and Digital Department Tutor: Tamás Kondor Dr. Consultant: Bálint Baranyai Dr. At the very beginning of the design stage, the elementary school and the music school had been two independent and separate units. Later on, due to their joint auxiliary and complementary functions they were […]

Genuine Modernist

Detached House Budakeszi, German Design Award 2020 Architect: Attila Borsay Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Attila Borsay designed a new detached house in Budakeszi on a steep and narrow site, surrounded b a chaotic residential environment, which was a great challenge. There used to be a dwelling house on the lot built back in […]

Tisza Forest School and Trail

Thesis, MOME Institute of Architecture Concept and text: Levente Szász Consultant: András Göde Northern-Eastern Hungary is one of the poorest areas in our country. People are struggling with ethnic and economic problems which distort the minds of the children and their world views. The presented forest school project, designed on flood basin, intends to solve […]

Two Schemes for the Prison Block in Debrecen

Debrecen University, Master Training Concept and text: Angéla Soltész, Tünde Zahari Consultants: Ferenc Keller, Péter Kovács DLA One of the half-term design tasks for the 2019 Master Training of Debrecen University was to plan the prison block of the city located in the south-eastern part of the Inner City, next to the Great Railway Station. […]

Making Use of the Wenckheim Granary in Doboz

MÉSZ-MÉK Diploma Award 2019 Concept: Miklós Megyesi, DE Műszaki Kar Consultant: Ferenc Keller Built in 1864, the granary building was designed by Miklós Ybl and stands now near the centre of the settlement. Wheat, corn and rye is typically stored here. In case the crop was wet, they were stored in the drying tower. In […]