Essence Newly Found

The Reconstruction of Dessewffy Castle, Tolcsva Architects: Gábor Erhardt, Ferenc Salamin  Text and photos: Bálint Botzheim  The village Tolcsva is located right in the heart of the Tokaj-Hegyalja region: it is the geographical centre of this landscape. The castle once belonging to the Dessewffy family is found in the historic core of the settlement. With […]

Harmony Restored

Batthyány Heritage Centre Reception Building and Theatre, Körmend Architects: Dániel Tamás Kiss, Péter Tóth  Text: Eszter Götz  Photos: Antal Garai, József Németh, Morfo Kft. Situated in Körmend, the Batthyány-Strattmann mansion ranks amongst the five most significant castle complexes in Hungary. Built as a fortified castle back in the 15th century, it was transformed into a […]

Bird’s-eye view

Footbridge, Žilina, Slovakia Architects: 2021, LABAK Text: Eszter Götz  Photos: Jana Makroczy Originally, the local government aimed to construct an observation tower at Straník, as the hill offers an exceptional view of Žilina – an 80 thousand industrial city in the Northwest Slovakia. Since the 1930’s the hill of Straník has been used for flying […]

Elegant and casual

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg Architects: Herzog & de Meuron Text: Pálinkás Edit Photos: Iwan Baan Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg has opened after 16 years of planning and construction. It is now set to become a new centre of social, cultural and daily life for the people of Hamburg and for visitors from […]

Reformation 500

The Traces of the Memorial Year of Reformation Left on the Townscape Text: Eszter Götz  Photos: Balázs Danyi, Ákos Polgárdi  The world celebrates the 500th anniversary of Luther’s action in 2017. The Memorial Year of Reformation has activated cultural and religious life in Hungary too. Some of the commemorations were significant for architecture and townscapes and cityscapes. […]

Following Forms or Innovation?

Architecture of the Reformed in Hungary from the turn of the century to the change of the political regime Text:  Zorán Vukoszávlyev, Erzsébet Urbán, Dóra Danielisz, Eszter Baku  From the very beginning of the Protestant movement till today, a large number of architects, art historians and theologists have dealt with the issues concerning the appropriate design […]

Architectural Syntheses

Béla Lajta’s Funeral Art Text and photos: Tamás Kiss Funeral works form a formative segment of Lajta’s oeuvre as he had designed more than forty graveyard monuments throughout his lifetime, which is a unique achievement. amongst architects. His highly active and versatile period spanning 15 years saw several revivals of his architectural forms. His creations […]

Sustainability to be Reinterpreted

The Four Pillars Text and photos: Melinda Benkő Sustainability to be reinterpreted in the 21st century requires focussing on the physical and social facilities of the locality, the emphasis on practice based on quality instead of multidisciplinary theoretical knowledge and quantitative development. Socially constructed space, getting to know the already urbanized landscape and its future-conscious recycling […]

The Owner of the First Degree in Architecture from the Budapest University of Technology István Kiss born 160 ago

István Kiss (1857–1902) was the first to receive a degree in architecture after graduating in 1880 from the University of Technology in the history of this institution. With his oeuvre he enriched architecture not only in Hungary but also internationally with buildings that have evolved into landmark sights of Hungarian cityscapes. With his works and […]

The Goal Tower of the Rowing Course

Design Contest – First Prize Design: Tamás Máté, Áron Vass-Eysen – BIVAK The Department of Architecture of the Hungarian Academy of Art and the Association of Hungarian Architects co-operated in publishing an open tender in October 2016 for architects under the age of 40 titled „The Goal Tower of the Rowing Course 2016”. Meant for […]

Designs of the Thermal Baths, Soltvadkert

Hauszmann Diploma Award, 2017 Concept: Izolda Font  Consultant: János Dobai DLA Opponent: László Pethő  This diploma design is the elaboration of the concept fort he thermal baths which us to be built on the shore of Lake Vadkerti near Soltvadkert. The site is now almost vacant: but there is a thermal well with yellowish water […]