Renewed memory

National Museum’s Dialogue Centre, Szczecin Architect: Robert Konieczny Text: Edit Pálinkás  Photos: Jakub Certowicz, Juliusz Sokołowski, Jarosław Syrek For years, the Solidarności Square had been a square by name only – with vague borders, open frontages, burdensome busy street neighborhood and the absence of a defined function, despite the dominating one – to commemorate the […]

Samples and Images

On Hungarian church architecture with Ferenc Török, aged 80 Interview: Zorán Vukoszávlyev, Gréta Garai  Photos: Zorán Vukoszávlyev  The opening of the oeuvre exhibition of Ferenc Török held in Vigadó in 2016 was a genuinely emotional experience of his childhood memories, drawings, models, friends, students, fellow architects, and formative characters of churches. Ferenc Török, a designer […]

A Socialist Spectacle?

Definition of the Memory. Symbols of Socialist Realism, OSA, Centralis Gallery, Budapest, 02. 02. – 19. 03. 2017 Text: Sándor Hornyik  Photos: Dániel Végel / Blinken OSA Archívum The exhibition titled Symbols of Socialist Art című in the Budapest gallery of Open Society Archive interprets the visual paradigms of the era in a critical way […]

20 Years of Budapest Club

Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 3 December 2016 Text: Iván Vitányi In the middle of the last century there seemed to be a new unique opportunity opening up for mankind. We felt there is a good chance for us to achieve welfare societies, well-being and democracy at the same time. Society was layered […]

Community and Architecture

Complex Designing Approaches Text: Katalin Fazekas By the definition of Public Interest Design Institute, which was founded by the American Bryan Bell, social architecture is a humanistic is a participative practice of design which stresses the importance of ecological, economic and social issues, and also creates products, structures and systems that touch upon such problems […]

Community Workshops

Fablabs and Fab10 Festival, Barcelona Text: Bálint Botzheim The history of the movement named fablab started in MIT Center for Bits and Atom laboratory which was founded in 2001. Its founder and manager is Professor Neil GershenFeld, and the slogan of the movement is as follows: „Give ordinary people the appropriate tools and they shall […]

The Inexpressihle, the Intangible (Space) and Sacred Architecture

Text: István Schneller Every theory engaged in sacred architecture, as well as practical considerations have the same basic question: the possibilities of the representation of the sacred in arts. Architecture has a unique position in this respect as the question is even more significant when a church is to be built. Is this representation viable […]

In Three Stages

A bit of survey, Budapest, 2016 Text: Gábor Nagy  It is the sixth year in a row that the volume titled Egy kis mustra is published by the Government Office of Pest County to present reconstruction projects of protected historic buildings of the previous year. At the book show architect Gábor Nagy, a supervisor of […]

Wind-Blown Icon

Auditorium, Riga Concept and text: Péter Magyar  The design was made for an international tender published to invite concepts for auditoriums in Riga as well as for minor structures associated with them, preferably by connecting and complementing the two existing exhibition halls. Shaped ideally as far as acoustics are concerned, the four auditoriums grew out […]

Monostor Mill, Pásztó

Concept and text: Bianka Varga  MÉK-MÉSZ Diploma Award Based in Pásztó, Múzeumkert is a pleasant parkland of the town as well as the historic centre of the settlement. On its southern edge, however, badly deteriorating walls are hiding in the lush weed. This abandoned building is the former Monostor mill. The diploma design targeted to […]

Kaesz Gyula-kiállítás

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