In Memoriam of a House

No. 40 Király Street, Budapest Architect: József Hild (1789–1867) Text: József Vinkó Photos: Martin Fejér Completed in 1844 after designs by József Hild, this Revivalist Classicist building had been one of the gems of the Jewish quarter for some 250 years. Then the association named Óvás („Protection”) made history when starting its activities to protect […]

Kotsis Iván Commemorative Medallion 2014

Béla Kerékgyártó Association of Hungarian Architects, 15 December 2015 Founded in 1989, the medal named after Iván Kotsis is actually a “fair play” prize awarded to Hungarian architects by the Association of Hungarian Architects year by year on December 15th, the birthday of its denominator based on nominations by a board of curators. At the […]

A házak nem hazudnak

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In the Urban Fabric

The New Parish Church of Zoltán Meszlényi the Blessed Architect: Róbert Jahoda Text: Tamás Meggyesi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky One could hardly take on the task to assess and interpret the new Catholic church of the Lágymányos district in Kelenföld without referring to the contemporary conditions of sacred architecture as such and thus entering into the […]

Sacred Design

The New Image of the Mortuary in Vác Designer: Zsombor Kiss Text: Szabolcs Bence Török Photos: László Beliczay The mortuary in a district of Vác named Alsóváros had been in need of both exterior and interior reconstruction for years. Launched last year, the project actually started with the re-designing of the interiors, leaving us only […]

Piercing Light

Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul Architect: Emre Arolat Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: Cemal Emden, Thomas Mayer Modernism in Turkey had for a long time been synonymous with national Historicism adapted to the utilization of reinforced concrete. It is quite recently that architects have been given the chance to rediscover local and traditional building materials to resolve the […]

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 early 19th century as part of the Esterházy estate. Grapes and wine were processed here, […]

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 estates that have been standing unoccupied for a long time this Neo-Renaissance and Eclectic-style tenement house […]

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 era in the garden of the Baroque-style castle in Hatvan apropos of a museum investment. They […]

Gentle Intervention

Lake Cabin, Czech Republic Architects: Pavel Nasadil, Jan Horky – FAM Architekti / Feilden+Mawson Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tomas Balej The replacement of an old cabin on a lake shore in Norther Bohemia respects the unique natural character of the site and follows the cabin’s original outline. The brief of the project was to provide […]

Perspective Embraced by Glass

XXS Pavilions, Almádi Yacht Club, Balatonalmádi Archtiect: Csaba Kovács Text: Marianna Berényi Photos: NARTARCHITECTS Although the well-known forms of this pavilion re-occur in gardens as repeated visual signs, designing it was quite a challenge for contemporary architecture, much in the same way as the design work of every structure typically constructed as part of the […]