The Archeology of Basalt and Wine

Gilvesy Winery, Hegymagas

Architect: Gábor Sajtos
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Standing on St George’s Hill in the wine region north of Lake Balaton, the original structure was built to function as a winepress and winegrower’s house in …

The Palace of Fashion

Il Bacio di Stile, Budapest

Architect: Csaba Nagy
Text: Edit Pálinkás
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky, Tamás Opitz

The investor was now looking for an actually existing building for his vision of a multibrand luxury department store. Of many other real …

Game and Fish, and Other Delicacies…

Adventure Space and Playhouse in the Park of the Castle in Hatvan

Architects: Irén Járomi, Gyula Kiss
Text: András Bán
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

Gyula Kiss and Irén Járomi were commissioned to redesign the auxiliary buildings built in the Kádár …

Emblematic Renewal

Extension and Reconstruction of Rudas Baths

Architect: Péter Vékony
Text: Miklós Okrutay
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Referring to Budapest as a city of baths is a call-word not only for visitors but also for natives, especially as it is also …

Everything Together

St. István’s Chapel, Badacsonytomaj

Architect: Tibor Jankovics
Text: András Krizsán
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

The chapel in Badacsonytomaj designed by Tibor Jankovics reflects a search for the interplay between human beings and the sacred. The venue, the Balaton Region north …

Excellent Vintage

Festival Valley, Tokaj

Architect: Csaba Bodonyi
Text: Edit Pálinkás
Photos: Ákos Sárai, Tibor Hanák, Edit Pálinkás

Closed down for good in 1999, the quarry in Tokaj almost exactly evokes the experience of an open-air ancient Greek theatre with its …

Continuity Recovered

Agora, Szolnok, The Extension of Aba-Novák Culture Centre

Architects: László Deák, Árpád Álmosdi, Monika Csendes
Text: Csaba Masznyik
Photos: Donát Álmosdi, Árpád Álmosdi

The end of summer saw the opening of Agóra in Szolnok which is the result of …

From a New Viewpoint

Europe, Hungary, Budapest, Kossuth Square

Architect: Zoltán Tima
Text: Gábor Turányi
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Newly born Kossuth Square, including all its constituents, is actually a big step made by Budapest to virtually occupy the center of gravity of the …

Glass Cupola to Crown the Parliament in Vienna

Before a Complete Renovation: A 130 Year Old Building Along the 150 Year Old Ring

Concept: Jabornegg & Palffy Architekten
Text: György Szegő
Visuals: Zoom Visual Project

This January the most sustainable plan for the renovation of the Viennese …

Direction to the Protective Zone

Madách Square, Budapest

Architects: Platiniumgroup
Text: Vilmos Katona
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

After the non-public design tender for students published by the local government of District VII, Budapest in 2012 which invited schemes for Madách Square a new solution replaced …

From Forms to Materials and Back

Archbishop Vineyards, Almagyar – Wine Terrace and Vine Spa, Eger

Architects: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián
Text: Levente Szabó
Photos: Zsolt Frikker

The annual architectural survey of Hungarian winery at the turn of the millennium and in the 2000s gave …

In Memory of the Master

Day Nursery, Csillaghegy

Architect: Ágnes Kravár
Text: Miklós Sulyok
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

„Variations of a Motif by Makovecz”, might as well have been a fitting title for my short article, as the new day nursery in Csillaghegy is a …