The Heritage-Based Museum Concept of Budapest

Excerpts from the project description submitted by Zoboki-Demeter and Co. Architects – excluded from evaluation Concept: Zoboki-Demeter & Associates Architects The city itself is the museum, with its public buildings and complexes, parks and plazas. Along the axis of Andrássy Avenue and in the Castle District of Buda as well as around the Museum of […]

Architecture Around the World

Kossuth Prize for Gábor Bachman Text: József Készman Individuals awarded prizes in the category of artistic creativity received their recognitions in the Houses of Parliament on March 15th. Amongst high-ranking officials representing the Hungarian state, Gábor Bachman appeared as a characteristic and peculiar punk-rock figure. The official recognition and appreciation of both his character and […]

Functions in Change

12th International Congress of Architects Text: Marianna Berényi Photos: János Szentiváni ‘Architecture for Architecture’ was the slogan of the 12th International Congress of Architects taking place on March 7th 2015 in the Conference hall of Várkert Bazaar in the Buda Castle district of Budapest. Some of the lectures delivered here outlined a kind of architecture […]

150th Anniversary of Vigadó

13 January 2015 – 1 March 2015 On its 150th anniversary Vigadó is offering a series of programs, including concerts, theatrical performances, literary events, exhibitions, progressing from 12 January through the Day of Hungarian Culture on 22 January until 20 February. The building’s predecessor, the Redoute and Vigadó originally was intended to be a Ballroom […]

In Memoriam of a House

No. 40 Király Street, Budapest Architect: József Hild (1789–1867) Text: József Vinkó Photos: Martin Fejér Completed in 1844 after designs by József Hild, this Revivalist Classicist building had been one of the gems of the Jewish quarter for some 250 years. Then the association named Óvás („Protection”) made history when starting its activities to protect […]

Kotsis Iván Commemorative Medallion 2014

Béla Kerékgyártó Association of Hungarian Architects, 15 December 2015 Founded in 1989, the medal named after Iván Kotsis is actually a “fair play” prize awarded to Hungarian architects by the Association of Hungarian Architects year by year on December 15th, the birthday of its denominator based on nominations by a board of curators. At the […]

A házak nem hazudnak

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Lechner a Creative Genius

Museum of Applied Arts, 20 November 2014 – 27 August 2015 Text: Lilla Zámbó Ödön Lechner (1845–1914), one of the greatest figures in Hungarian architecture, and certainly its most original, deserves a prominent place among the international talents from the turn of the century. This exhibition presents the whole scope of the work of the […]

Architecture Media Awards 2014

Winners of the Architecture Media Awards 2014 Architecture Media Awards in Building category Archbishop Vineyards, Almagyar – architects: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián Architecture Media Awards in Design category The reconstruction of Zárkándy Bastion – design: Anna Rátkai People’s Choice Award in Building Category Fencing Hall of Vasas Sports Club, Budapest – architect: Géza Kendik People’s […]

Figurative sense

Budapest Design Week 2014 Text: Eszter Götz, Edit Pálinkás This October Budapest Design Week organised for the 11th time brought the best of Hungarian and international design to the Hungarian capital, offering a wide range of programs. Our everyday lives are more and more pervaded by technology and the internet, by the use of smart […]

Hungarian Design Award 2014

Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 7 October – 2 November 2014 The objective of the Hungarian Design Award is to showcase and promote the achievements of Hungarian design, to acknowledge the prominent figures of Hungarian design and to improve the competitiveness of Hungarian products in the international arena with the tools of design. The Hungarian […]