Up close and far away

Star Park, Zselic

Architects: Judit Erdélyi-Gáspár, Róbert Erdélyi
Text: Judit Fenyvesi
Photos: Barbara Deák, Judit Fenyvesi, Gábor Szellő

As a result of a large-scale development of tourist facilities including several structures, the Star Park of Zselic had been completed …

Land art on the Top of the World

Messner Mountain Museum, Corones, Italy

Architect: Zaha Hadid
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Zaha Hadid Architects

Embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, the Messner Mountain Museum …

Building Game

Dévényi Antal Lookout Tower, Nagy-Kopasz Hill

Architect: Dr. Ferenc Lőke
Text: Miklós Okrutay
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

Rising above Piliscsaba, Nagy-Kopasz Hill is crowned with a lookout tower which is the true reflection of a very simple gesture: it seems …

In-Between High-tech and Simplicity

Detached Family House, Pécs, Mecsek-Side

Architect: Tamás Getto, Tímea Schunk
Text: Gergő Radev
Photos: Márton Getto, Tímea Schunk

The client contacted the designers with a ready-made written programme of the rooms to be contained in the would-be house and …

A Hidden Sacral Axis

St Gellért Hotel and Study House, Székesfehérvár

Interior design: Pál Somogyi
Text: János Dobó
Photos: József Rosta

Guests, residents and visitors to St Gellért Hotel and study house in Székesfehérvár may witness today the rebirth of both the exterior …

Kossuth Mausoleum Salvaged

The renewed monument was opened

Architect: Kálmán Gerster, 1909
Text: György Szegő
Photos: László Sebestyén, Zoltán Kapusi – NÖRI

The burial was indeed the most theatrical funeral ceremony of all times in the history of Hungary: as the politician …

Architects, Archive!

Text: Tamás Ulrich

Drawing by Péter Reimholz

The design archives of KÖZTI (the office of designing public buildings), which has existed since 1949, was completely demolished in 1992 owing to a leak in the building. As a result, several …

The Gospel of Hands

Sarepta Lutheran Home for the Elderly, Budapest

Architect: András Krizsán
Text: Anna Zöldi
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Taking care of people who are multiply disabled, Sarepta Home for the Elderly had a predecessor institute founded and managed by Gábor Sztehlo …

Contemporary cour d’honneur

Tenement House, Budapest

Architect: Jenő Kajdócsi
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Spreading from Tabán as far as Vérmező, Pauler Street runs along a mostly landscaped area of Budapest as an axis. When viewed from the pavement the strength …

A House beneath the Cliffs

A Detached Family House, Veszprém – House of the Year, Special Award 2015

Architects: Zsolt György Kovács, Jana Beránková, Dávid Kovács
Text: Tamás Ulrich
Photos: Dávid Kovács

The site is one of the most beautiful one in Veszprém, considering …

Positive Energy

Hoval Showroom, Veresegyház

Architects: Zsolt Alexa, Donát Rabb, Ákos Schreck
Text: Sándor Csontó
Photos: Tamás Török

Veresegyház has evolved into one of the most dynamically developing settlements in the region which is primarily a result of its systematic management. …

The Space of Emptiness

The Sanctuary of the Basilica in Pannonhalma

Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther
Text: Vilmos Katona
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Having undergone a longish transformation, the basilica of Pannonhalma opened its gates three years ago to the public. The transformation in …