World Day of Architecture 2015

Architecture, Building, Climate

Text: Edit Pálinkás

In line with the decree accepted by the UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) in 1998, the World Day of Architecture is held on the first Monday of October every year. This year its …

Home-Making Design

Design Week 2015, Budapest–Pécs–Sopron

Text: Eszter Götz

Fotó: Danyi Balázs

This year’s Design Week, which is the 12th in a row, focusses on homeyness and coziness, as well as on designing liveable spaces for every-day use, as the reaction …

We are All Pilgrims

The Rehabilitation and Extension of the National Pilgrims’ Site in Mátraverebély-Szentkút

Architect: Tamás Nagy
Text: Miklós Sulyok
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

As a rule, a pilgrims’ site is traditionally the venue for reconciliation and coming to terms with God. Such …

A Square with Gems

Győr, Dunakapu Square

Architect: Mihály Kádár
Text: Mária Tatai
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Overlooking the riverbank of Győr, the square named Danube Gate was revived in 2015. It appears somewhat abandoned during the week but is quite busy in the …

Hungarian Solar School Building in the Himalayas

Zangla, India

Architects: Dániel Déri , Csaba Nagy
Text: Balázs Irimiás
Photos: Csoma’s Room Foundation

Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, an internationally acknowledged scholar and the founder of Tibetology, spent a formative period of his creative career and his whole …

Recreation by the Lakeside

Lakeside Hotel and Training Hall, Székesfehérvár

Architect: István Szerdahelyi
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: József Hajdú

The revitalization project of the area where the funfair had been is almost complete now. Not far from the centre of Székesfehérvár, Koronás Park …

The Silence Patterns of Terror

The House of Fates, Budapest

Architect: Attila F. Kovács
Text: György Szegő
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The House of Fates has been built along Fiumei Road featuring monumental sculpturesque characteristics that exert powerful influence. Architect Attila F. Kovács and his …

In the Wake of the Last Survivors

Holocaust Memorial Sites

Text: László Levente Balogh

Memorial Wall of Budapest Ghetto, photo: Klein Rudolf

As long as the summer of 2015, there had been no monument of whatsoever in Debrecen to commemorate the local victims of the Holocaust. …

Walls of Commemoration

Comparing the Memorial Wall of the Budapest Ghetto and the Holocaust Memorial Site of Debrecen

Text: Gerda Széplaky

The wall is one of the leitmotifs of memorial architecture which evidently hosts a variety of forms expressing commemoration verbally and …

Destiny of a Housing Estate 5

Careful Orientations in the 21st Century
Purvciems Housing Estate, Riga, Latvia, 1965–78

Text and photos: Melinda Benkő

The process of privatization in Latvia after the change of the political system resulted in returning agricultural lands formerly cultivated to the …

Ottoman Tastes – Creative Energies

Urban Rehabilitation Scheme in Istanbul

Text and photos: Eszter Baku

Istanbul city has shown some genuinely large-scale development tendencies in the past few decades. Year by year there are more and more districts and zones being revived here. Following …

In Lack of the Stone of Wisdom

Urban Opinion Gurus

Text: Zsolt Korren

Pest-Buda in the carving of a picture magazine from Paris, 1857 ©

Although in our everday life we are perfectly able to recognize and identify the people who have the charisma to …