The Hungarian Pavilion of the 14th Venetian Architectural Biennale Concept: Jakab Csaba, Márton László Attila The winning design of the Hungarian pavilion in the 2014 Venetian Architectural Biennale was submitted by Csaba Jakab and László Márton presenting architects’ teams built upwards by considering construction as both a personal and social cause from the very beginnings […]

Millenary Velodrom Design Contest 2014

Built in 1896, the Millenary Velodrom is a cradle of Hungarian sports or more precisely competitive sport. In 1928 it hosted the bicycle world championship. The pavement of the track was modernized in the 1950s and 1970s and the stand which is a protected historic monument with a seating capacity of 3,000 viewers was renovated […]

Universal and National Correlative Concepts

The Modernization Project of the Vigadó in Pest Archtiect: Rudolf Fehérváry Text: Miklós Sulyok Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky A protected historic building, the Vigadó in Pest has had an adventureous history which may as well be rated as Romantic. The predecessor of the existing building is the Neo-Classicist style structure designed by Mihály Pollack named Redoute […]


Sauflon Innovation Centre Architects: László Földes, Johanna Csűri, Tamás Holics Glass work: András Bojti Text: Péter Sugár Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Part of the production hall of Sauflon factory near Budapest specialised in contact lenses now houses furnishes the „academy”, an innovation centre for in-service training and conferences. László Földes, Johanna Csűri and Tamás Holics were […]

Mies van der Rohe Prize 2013

DAM, Frankfurt, February 8th– April 20th, 2014 Text: Edit Pálinkás The prize named after Mies van der Rohe is the most prestigious architectural award in Europe. It has been awarded for over 25 years for large-scale realised architectural projects the quality and cultural significance of which made them excelling examples of modern urban development. In […]

Fascinated by Light

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 Architects: Henning Larsen Architects, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Batteríid Architects Text: Pálinkás Edit Photos: HARPA The eastern harbour of Reykjavik and the road connecting it to the sea has been renewed as part of a comprehensive project in the past few years. As […]

CALTROPe – the green lace

Experimental Organic Architectural Structure – A Concept Design Concept: Szövetség’39 Text: Edit Pálinkás A project launched by a group of creatives (Szövetség’39) named CALTROPe is an attempt to find solutions to the loss of land resulting from the rise of water level caused by global warming, focussing mainly on endangered river mouths. A complex approach […]

Autonomous Works

The Utilization of the Flood Area in Tivadar – A Gently Catalyser Media Architectural Prize 2013 Design: Noémi Varga Consultant: Zsófia Csomay In my diploma work I focussed on the flood of the River Tisza which is the most frequent natural disaster in Hungary. This topic is a priority from aspects of economy, ecology and […]

The Natural Boundaries of Construction

Hungary has Grown out of Biocapacity Text: László Antal Z. Modernist societies have established a new kind of relationship with nature which gave them the chance to go beyond the boundaries of nature. One of the consequences of this is that both the number and sizes of flats has grown in the past few years […]

Integrated Sustainability

State of the World 2013 Text: Edit Pálinkás Every day, we are presented with a range of “sustainable” products and activities – from “green” cleaning suppl ies to carbon offsets—but with so much labeled as “sustainable,” the term has become essential ly sustainababble, at best indicating a practice or product sl ightly less damaging than […]

Phases of Careful Reflection Phases in the 21st century

The Destiny of a Housing Estate 1. La Villeneuve, Grenoble Text: Melinda Benkő One of the prioritized topics of urban rehabilitation of the European Union is the housing estate. In Western Europe about 8-10% of the housing stock, whilst in Central and Eastern Europe some 15-60% of flats are contained in housing estates built between […]

Cities Revis(it)ed

The Rediscovery of the City Text: Kissfazekas Kornélia This writing is about a university programme. An experiment applying a wider variety of tools for getting to know the cities. It was meant to co-ordinate the approaches of groups (local population, users of the cities, tourists) and the methods of various sciences; architecture, urban architecture, environment […]