Hungarian Pavilion at Leipzig Book Fair Architects: sporaarchitects Text: Péter Mátrai Photos: Balázs Danyi The Hungarian Pavilion at the International Book Fair in Leipzig focussed on a current topic of Hungarian literature, much in the same way it previously has: namely, the success of György Dragomán’s novel in Germany titled Máglya (Stake). The design by […]

Ray in the Depth

NRHT Showroom, Bátaapáti Architects: Dorottya Gőz, Abdel Rahim Chehadé Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Based in Bátaapáti, NRHT, which is the short for National Radioactive Waste Store, has a visitors’ centre which was completed in 2015 as an extension of the original complex. Its designs truly reflected the atmosphere of the facility located in […]

The Strength of Stone

Remodelling of a Residential Building, Tihany Architect: László Mikó Text: Gábor Kerner Photos: János Szentiváni Built in the 1930s, the main structure with a saddle roof as well as its exterior is defined by masonry built from quarry stone originating from Tihany. Viewed from the street, the plinth of the fence and its pillars are […]


The Poetry of Walking in Urbanism Text: Tamás Meggyesi There are a couple of natural symbols of basic significance that tend to re-occur in the worldview of every single culture. Such examples are the motifs of the sun, the hill, watr, the tree or the road. The special role of the symbols is especially manifested […]


Tranquillity in Contemporary Sacred Architecture Text: István Schneller Sacred buildings erected nowadays cannot be compared to the former cathedrals which are landmarks of towns and cities as well as top achievements of their own age. The most prestigious tasks of architecture today are skyscrapers, office blocks, concert and exhibition halls, museums and hotels, which significantly […]


Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978) a Decade after the Centennary Text: Péter Klaniczay A three-day programme of celebrating the centennary of Carlo Scarpa’s birth started on June 2nd, 2006. The venues are mainly in the province of Veneto in Italy. On this occasion almost the whole of the country joins the commemorations, including towns, institutions and private […]

Housing Estates in Towns

Bökényalj in Csongrád Text: Regina Balla Located in the Great Hungarian Plain, Csongrád has a population of 16 564 people and covers an area of 174 square kilometres. More than one fourth of its towndwellers live on the housing estate named Bökényalj which was built back in the 1970s. The ambitions of local urban development […]

Picture Postcard from Modra

Provincial regions in the 21st century Text: Julianna Szabó In May 2016 lecturers and students of REA (Réseau des Écoles d’Architecture de la France et d’Europe Centrale et Orientale) have gathered for the 20th time to make a tour of a burning issue of architecture and urban development. The hosting faculty of architecture in Bratislava […]

Searching for Tools

Architectural Sustainability in Practice and Theory Text: Bence Török Tutor: György Major DLA One of the greatest challenges in our age is an efficient protection of our environment and a responsible way of thinking about our future. A change of attitude is necessary in order to manifest the concept of sustainability in every field of […]

Adobe Workshop

How to approach adobe as a building material in a scientific way? Text: Ádám Bihari The Adobe Workshop was targeted to present the workings of the raw material based on its objective qualities and faculties as a building material, as well as surveying the variety of components and structures made from it and the potentials […]

Luther Chapel

Pestszentlőrinc Concept: András Krizsán The Association of Hungarian Architects (Magyar Építőművészek Szövetsége, MÉSZ) elected András Krizsán as its new chairman at the general assembly of the organisation on June 6th, 2016. The new vice chairmen to support his activities are György Kerekes, János Golda and Gábor Zoboki, whilst new members of the management are Csaba […]

Zaubergarten – Magic Garden

Family Kindergarten, Switzerland Concept: Tamás Lévai, Ágnes Jószai Evoking the world of Daniel Defoe’s famous novel, the garden enveloped in a lush garden was designed by Tamás Lévai and Ágnes Jószai for an international design contest. The scheme had a fresh and different approach to the basic issues ofr how we think of buildings with […]