Makovecz 80

International Conference Vigadó, Budapest, 23 November 2015 Text: György Szegő Photos: Magyar Művészeti Akadémia, Mátyás Szöllősi The official title of the conference is „The international impact and reception of the oeuvre of Imre Makovecz”. Reaching well beyond this actual topic, the event was the ceremony of commemoration and also the name-giving ceremony of a most […]

Piran Celebrtating Architecture

Piranesi Award 2015 Text and photos: Péter Kovács In 2015 Piran Days of Architecture, 58 projects were exposed at Piranesi exhibition, 38 architectural projects were nominated by the national selectors from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia, and 20 students’ projects were nominated by students’ selectors from Faculties of Architecture from […]

Santiago Calatrava

European Prize for Archutecture 2015 Text: Eszter Götz One of the world’s foremost visionary, utopian, and iconic architects today, Santiago Calatrava Valls, has been named as this year’s recipient of the European Prize for Architecture, awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and […]

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 from 1951. An evangelical pastor himself who had saved the lives of many and was awarded […]

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 of the new tenement block appears as if the street front folded in. What we can […]

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 both natural features and its built environment made up of protected historic buildings. It is located […]

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. At first sight, the renewed home of LZ Thermotrade Ltd. impresses us as a firmly established, […]

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 itself in a purist way returned to the layered medieval frame which has come to the […]

A Cube for Energy

5CUBE Energy Pavilion Architects: de Siún Scullion Architects Text: Edit Pálinkás Photos: Ros Kavanagh 5CUBE is a semi-permanent pavilion in Hanover Quay, Dublin Docklands, physically representing the volume of oil consumed every five minutes in Ireland. It is the result of the Imagine Energy design competition run by the EU funded ACE For Energy project […]

The New Music Studio in Kőbánya

MÉK–MÉSZ Diploma Award 2015 Design: Attila Tóth The Kőbánya Music Studio has grown out of the building presently housing it. Besides, its disadvantageous orientation also necessitated the relocation of the facility. By tranforming and rebuilding the early Eclectic style dwelling house standing in St Ladislav’s square had been abandoned: by extending it, the institute unique […]

Visegrád Acropolis Visitors’ Centre Designs

MÉK-MÉSZ Diploma Awards 2015 Design: Péter Márkus The Acropolis of Visegrád is one of the most frequented and most significant historic monuments of Hungary now. The castle has always played a key role throughout the history of the country and is a favourite tourist destination at present. Despite its key functions and several minor reconstructions […]