The Synagogue In Óbuda

Assumptions and reconstruction Text: Rudolf Klein, Gergely Nagy Photos: Rudolf Klein The synagogue in Óbuda is a unique case in which modernisation has a clear lead, but the building still retains elements of the tradition in explicit architectural terms. The local significance of the synagogue in Óbuda cannot be overstated: it represents an important milestone […]

(Re)creating Values

Recycling cloisters and their afterlife via contemporary architectural interventions Text: Bianka Varga Whilst transforming into a world of Christianity, the fate of religious orders and their institutions in mediaeval Europe ran parallel with the history of the church after the foundations of the very first cloisters. The changes of the social-political positions of churches almost […]

Women Architects in the Socialist Era (1945–1989)

On a newly published collection of English-language essays Text: Béla Kerékgyártó How did they find their places and what was the role of women who were active as architects in the countries of the Socialist block? Was there any essential difference between West and East Europe in this regard? Edited by Mariann Simon and Mary […]

Architectural interest aroused by a variety of percepts

In the interiors designed by Tadao Ando in St. Louis Text: Anna Losonczi  This study examines the spatial experience based on the interiors designedby Tadao Ando in St. Louis. This survey relies upon the designers’intuition and weaves a short summary of research outcomes into thestory of observation. It is about environments where temporality playsa key role […]

Highrises in Budapest

Text: Imre Körmendy  The construction of tall buildings has almost always been an expression of power (travelling back in time as far as the interpretation of the Bible’s author, the symbol of Babel’s tower, whereby mankind ambitioned to surpass God). We know from the history from Italian town states that rich families competed to build the […]

MÉSZ in the 21st century

Discussion about the future of MÉSZ, Építészpince, January 2017 Text: Anna Zöldi, Bálint Botzheim  The new management of MÉSZ prioritizes its tasks so as to focus on being an authentic organisation of Hungarian architects which reacts sensitively to the changes of the profession and is able to revive itself from time to time. Ambitioned to […]

Symbiosis with the far neighbours

Chlorella Pavilion Concept: Ádám Miklósi Chlorella is an algae operated portable photo-bioreactor functions as an oxygen bar can be installed on public places. It uses the exhaled CO2 of the visitors and thanks to the photosynthesis it creates oxygen for them in a relaxing athmosphere. The project is inspired by the philosophy of symbiosis and […]

Peter Cook. Retrospective

Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin, 30 October 2016 – 12 February 2017 The exhibition Peter Cook. Retrospective is devoted to drawings by the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Peter Cook is without doubt one of the leading figures of the Archigram group and in 2007 was knighted for his […]

Piranesi Award 2016

Exhibition in FUGA, Budapest, 25 January  – 13 February 2017 Text: Edit Pálinkás  56 projects were exposed at Piranesi exhibition 2016. 34 architectural projects were nominated by the national selectors from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia, and 22 students’ projects were nominated by students’ selectors from Faculties of Architecture from […]