Architecture as a Social Value

Pro Architectura Award, Média Architectural Prize, Budapest Architecture Award In the autumn of 2017 four prestigious architectural prizes were awarded within a few weeks’ time which all reinforce the recognition of the profession by society, as well as the relationshop between architecture and the public. On October 31st, the Pro Architectura recognitions for popularizing Hungarian […]

Here We are – Architectural Photography Award 2017

Award-giving ceremony in Kunsthalle, Budapest and exhibition in the Kós Károly hall of AHA Text: Edit Pálinkás Architectural Photography Award 2017 launched on June 15, 2017 by the Association of Hungarian Architects and the Hungarian Architecture magazine invited photographs from all over the world in two categories: open and professional. The main objective of this […]

Hungarian Academy of Science Agrarian Research Block, Martonvásár

Results of the Design Contest The agrarian-innovation centre based in Martonvásár (the new research block of the Hungarian Academy of Science) is meant to facilitate and advance certain developments agrarian tourism. As the first step to realize this project, the Hungarian Academy of Science published an open and secret design contest to outline the research […]

Natural Behaviour

Municipal Swimming Pool, Balatonfüred Architect: Tamás Varga Text: Sándor Pálfy Photos: Tamás Szentirmai, Tamás Fegyverneky  Appearing in the neighbourhood of slightly sloping vineyard hills, the covered complex of a swimming-pool and a hotel in Balatonfüred is a unique one owing to the natural organic way as it grows out of its environment. from its local […]

Momentum Rules

Péterfia Corner, Debrecen Architect: Péter Bordás Text: Szabolcs Bence Török Photos: György Palkó Péterfia Street, which leads on to the Great Forest in Debrecen, may be described as the follow-up of Piac Street, which in turn also contains the main square of the city. Formerly functioning as the headquarters of trade unions, the building standing […]

High-Standard Renewal Without Complexity

Railway Station Reconstruction, Kaposvár Architects: András Markó , Tamás Németh Text: Dávid Bán Photos: Tamás Török / Topogram Considering requirements of historic buildings, and using some delicate contemporary solutions, András Markó and Tamás Németh designed the reconstruction of the railway station in Kaposvár originally built by Ferenc Pfaff. The town which is the centre of […]

Integral Continuity

Rabbi House, Mád Architect: Zsolt Szécsi Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Tokaj-Hegyalja is a region hiding cultural treasures of several centuries. Villages in this area have images closely intertwined with traditional viticulture and winemaking. This culture evolving from these landscape features and facilities has defined the everyday lives, arts and the character of the […]

Within a Rational Framework

Portus Home Guesthouse, Dörgicse Architect: Barna Kovács D. Text: Tímea Papp Photos: Tamás Bata Portus Home Guesthouse was completed at the beginning of summer in Kisdörgicse, which is probably the tiniest village of the region north of Lake Balaton. Its owners started this project with the intention to create a place for recreation where visitors […]

A Message Understood

The Reconstruction of the Railway Station, Keszthely Architect: Szilvia Flachner Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Szilvia Flachner The building of the railway station in Keszthely is typical of the early 1960s representing everything that could have happened to a structure with such a past. From beneath the layers continuously settling on it, it hardly gets exposed […]

„It rings a bit in its dream”

Tram Garage, Budafok Architect: Ákos Takács Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Áron Lality Between 1899 and 1911 the industrial complex originally built for the Suburban Electric Railway of Budapest-Budafok was completely demolished with the exception of two blocks. The structure of the surviving tram garage in Budafok has further deteriorated during random extensions throughout the decades […]

Paradise Found

Artists’ Houses, Sørvær, Norway Architect: Sami Rintala Text and photos: Anett Mizsei Near the Arctic Circle, the northernmost line of the Norwegian railway network also comes to an end. The last station is a town called Bodø,from where one can travel only by plane or ship. This is where Sami Rintala, a Finnish-born architect settled […]

To Preserve and Move On

The Reconstruction of the Community House of Hungarian Calvinists in Košice, Slovakia Architect: János Krcho Text: Péter Pásztor Photos: János Krcho On the site next to the parsonage of the Calvinist church, but closer to the Calvinist church than the parish itself, there is a residential building of medieval origins. The real estate is possessed […]