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The history of an architectural design company

Text: György Szegő
Photos: Fortepan

The 2 volumes present the periods of a Hungarian architectural design company standing from 1949 up to the present days. Középülettervező Vállalat (KÖZTI, Public Building Design Company) …

On the way to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Jewish Cemetery, Salgótarjáni Street, Budapest

Text and photos: Rudolf Klein

The Salgótarjáni Israelite Cemetery is bordered by the national cemetery along Fiumei Road, which in fact is also an urban reference to its significance within the history of …

Smart Cities

A new challenge for design

Text: Antoine Picon

Even though it may sound like a commonplace, we have arrived at yet another milestone which marks a new border within the digital age: it is the concept of smart cities, …

„There is no B plan as there is no B planet”

A prelude to the climate peak in Paris

Text: Eszter Götz

Paris hosts COP 21, the 21st Climate Conference of the UN between November 30th and December 11th. The meeting concerning a total of 195 countries ambitions to have …

City of the Future

Budapest 2050

Text: György Alföldi

Józsefváros, Budapest, 2004, Source: Municipality of Józsefvárosi

In my essay I am trying to anticipate what Budapest is going to be like in 2050, how life going on in the capital city influences and …

Influence the World

Chairmen’s Meeting, UIA Region II, Cracow

Text: László Mikó

The meeting of the chairmen of the member countries of Region II, which consists of 32 members and is thus the most populous one, took place on October 15th-16th, 2015. …

Autonomous Variation(s) of the Cube

NIIFI Superb Computer Centre, University of Debrecen

Architect: Marcel Ferencz
Text: Zorán Vukoszávlyev
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The Campus along Kassai Road is the site of the developments affecting the University of Debrecen at the grandest scale as it has …

Fine tuning

Market Building, Budafok

Architect: András Tibor Kertész
Text: Gábor Turányi
Photos: József Hajdú

The local government of Budafok published a design tender in 2009 to replace the old market and the new structure was built after the tender winning …

The Art of Gestures

Sports Swimming Pool, Győr

Architect: Attila Bodrossy
Text: Vilmos Katona
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

A construction project of generous scales as well as steps made in order to boost the population and sports life in the city feature schemes meant …

Family House in Farkasrét

House of the Year Prize 2015 – Special Mention

Architects: Gábor Bártfai-Szabó, Mariann Nagy
Text: Krisztián Dudics
Photos: György Dénes

The client, a married couple had alreday known the family house in Budakeszi designed by Bártfai-Szabó Gábor from an …

Organic Beautification

Ilcsi Beauty Parlour, Budapest

Architects: Attila Korompay, Ádám Hatvani
Text: Eszter Galamb
Photos: Balázs Danyi

Although Ilcsi branded Beautifying Products are traded in more than 40 countries all over the world, and hundreds of cosmetics parlours use them throughout …

A Gem in the Forest

Water-Tower, Nagyerdő, Debrecen

Architects: Zoltán Győrffy, Róbert Novák
Text: Zoltán Dragon
Photos: Zsolt Batár

The majority of our relics of industrial architecture have been doomed to a hard and difficult destiny by social-economic changes and transformations. many of them …