Ybl Miklós Prize 2014

Ybl Bicentenary, National Opera House Since its foundation in 1953, the prize named after Miklós Ybl was now, in 2014 for the first time handed over in the Budapest Opera House, one of the most significant buildings of the architect to János Jánosi, András Kováts, Péter Pottyondy, Ferenc Potzner, Tihamér Szalay, György Szegő, Judit Anna […]

The freedom of Spaces

The Architecture of Metro Line 4 Architects: FŐMTERV – PALATIUM – UVATERV Consortium Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky It was just about the time of the opening of the new underground line of Budapest when it turned out to provide the capital with an architectural quality experienced never before. Its tracks, above-ground connections and […]

With Head Up

BKK Metro4 Depot Kelenföld Architects: Tamás Pintér, Miklós Dombi, Tamás Kéner, Péter Kovács, Zsuzsanna Lefkánics Text: Krisztina Somogyi Photos: Tibor Zsitva An elegant tower appeared in Kelenföld – which passers-by would probably rate as a first-class office block –, where the neighbourhood of the railway station suggests a dynamically developing zone. Stepping out from underground […]

From Imre Bukta to Ulcisia Castra

The Reconstruction Project of the New Home to Ferenczy Museum Szentendre Architects: Imre Szuromi, Barnabás Kocsis Text: Miklós Sulyok Photos: Zsitva Tibor Pajor Mansion housing Ferenczy Museum in Szentendre embodies history in itself. Built in the first half of the 19th century by Gáspár Pajor medical doctor and county judge it came to function as […]

The City and the Climate Change

IBA, Hamburg 2013 – International Architectural Exhibition Text and photos: Pál Lővei Organised in 2013 Hamburg, Internationale Bauausstellung has a past of more than a century. The series of programmes for all the year round present the entire region as a live exhibition focusses on the future of quickly deteriorating southern parts of the former […]

The Post-Communist „Hungarian Cube”

From Official Standard Designs to Subversive Practices Text: Sándor Hornyik The mysterious „Hungarian cube” is nothing else than the Kádár cube, that is an almost square shape house with a tent-shape roof and appr. 100 m2 floor area of which about 1 million still exist in the countryside according to estimations. This design became widespread […]

In and Out

Ekler’s Contemporariness Text: János Golda By the 1970s it had become quite clear that the social revolution of classical Modernism and its ethics was vacated for good, designs by society engineers with a mission failed, and it was all about business. Form thus could not follow function slavishly any more, and the new eclectic teachings […]

Think Global, Build Social 2.0

AZ Wien 2014. 03. 12. – 06.30. Text: Zsuzsa Beliczay Subtitled „Architectures for a Better World”, this exhibition is now open to the public in Vienna after its début in Frankfurt-am-Main last summer. Its collection is completed with a totally differently structured local survey focussing on the events of the past decade in Austria. According […]

The Next Station: Europe

An Underground Line Between Two Continents Text: Máté Gergő Kovács „A dream of 150 years has come true” – this is the proud slogan of TCDD, the Turkish railways company. In 2013 on the 90th anniversary of the declaration of the republic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and several of his foreign colleagues were present […]

About Regions, Free of Politics, Through the Eyes of a Physicist

Mathematical Research of Neighborhood Structures Text: Gabriell Máté, Katinka Bakos, Zoltán Néda It is quite a popular trend nowadays to hierarchically subdivide or regionalize geographical areas. Actually, official borders of states all over Europe tend to lose their significance and absolute roles as we start thinking more and more in terms of regions. As there […]

The Architect of the Country

The Oeuvre of József Borsos Text: Zoltán Rácz The landscaped park of the public cemetery and its unique mortuary in Debrecen was completed in 1932 as a most significant work of its architect, József Borsos: it is actually the most beautiful brick architecture in the city, as well as a milestone in Hungarian architecture of […]