Shacks above the Reeds

MAHART base port, Kisköre Architects: Zsuzsanna Antalné Tari, Péter Antal Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: István Veszely One of the key places for domestic tourism is Lake Tisza, the second largest lake in Hungary. Kisköre, located 27 kilometers from the Tiszalök barrage, has been the base port of MAHART for quite some time, offering a wide […]

Below Sea Level

Floriade 2022 World Horticultural Exhibition, Almere, The Netherlands Text and photos: Pál Lővei Organised decennially, Floriade returns to the „beneath-the-sea” tradition of the Haarlemmermeer, which was conquered from the sea back in the 19th century, after „mainland” Venlo. This time, it is held in Flevoland, a region that dried up in the 1950s and 1960s […]

Architecture, Decorative Arts, Everydays

New Ethnography Museum and Visitors’ Centre, City Park, Budapest Architects: Ferencz Marcel, Détári György Text: Mária Tatai Photos: György Palkó A unique building to house the Etnography Museum has been completed as the second component of Liget Budapest Project. It was designed by NAPUR Architect Ltd. which received the first prize in the international invitational […]

A Town in the Open-Air Exhibition

Szentendre Ethnography Museum, Transylvanian Unit Architect: Miklós Buzás Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Szentendre Ethnography Museum, Eszter Götz More than 20 years of preparations, research, collecting materials and construction works preceded the opening of the new section presenting the architecture of Transylvania of the Open Air Museum of Szentendre in May. With this development, the area […]

A Sweeping Gesture

MVM Dome Multi-Hall Architect: György Skardelli Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The building owes its existence to the Handball European Championship 2022. The economical maintenance and operation of such a large facility, however, necessitates versatile, multi-layered uses. Constructed in this very spirit, the completed building is suited to host almost any kind of indoor […]

Unity and Harmony

Antal Csermák Arts School, Veszprém Architect: Rita Madarasi-Papp Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Zsolt Hlinka Renewed in two stages, firstly renovated on the exterior in 2016, then revised in its interiors, the house originally meant to house military barracks had always been extended and converted by people who viewed it as a single structure, according to […]

In a Friendly Neighbourhood

Extension of Malomvölgy Primary School, Felsőörs Architect: András Krizsán Text: Anett Mizsei Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky When a village school is extended with a gym hall, the designers have to face an unavoidable question: dealing with the mass of the hall or dividing it up in order to adjust to the scales of the context? This […]

Biomorph Architecture

The New Market in Budakeszi Architects: Gábor Bártfai Szabó, Zoltán Horváth Text: Levente Móré Photos: Benedek Bognár A sense of humour, direct bonding with nature, as well as the presence of mature modernism all contribute to create exciting impressions, when we are making a tour of the new market in Budakeszi designed by Gábor Bártfai-Szabó, […]

With Open Cards

a&o Hostel, Budapest Architect: László Mikó Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Zsolt Hlinka Located in a dense urban fabric, on the corner of two streets named Dob Street and Csengery Street, in a new building the first Budapest-based unit of a&o Hotels has been opened. The location of the structure is a favourable one from various […]

An Imperial Mansion Converted into a Luxury Hotel

Áurea Ana Palace Hotel, Budapest Architect: Ádám Sylvester Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Two buildings built in the 19th century in Budapest have woken up from their Cinderella dreams and are reborn in their original glory now. It is true that this is the end of a long and laboursome process with the result […]

Salvaging the Salvageable

Lónyay-Hatvani Mansion, Budapest Architect: Péter Bordás Text: Gábor Nagy Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky In 1872, Count Menyhért Lónyai has this mansion built as his family home after designs by Miklós Ybl on the Castle Hill in Buda. In 1915, Baron Lajos Hatvany, the world-famous art collector purchased the building which was entirely demolished in 1945 by […]


Procuratie Vecchie, Venice, Piazza San Marco Architect: David Chipperfield Text: György Szegő Photos: Hanna Szegő, Alessandra Chemollo Piazza San Marco is one of the most recognisable squares in the world and an extraordinary and explicit demonstration of ordered public space. The Procuratie Vecchie was developed along the entire north side of the square in the […]