Concept Contest for Citadella, Budapest

Association of Hungarian Architects, 13 December  2016 Text: Zsuzsa Beliczay Winning designs submitted for the concept contest for Citadella were presented during an event meant to launch new traditions in Károly Kós Hall of Architects’ House. The re-development of Gellért Hill, which is an outstanding landmark of the capital city, as well as a tourist […]

Média Architectural Awards 2016

Uránia National Movie Theatre, 11 December 2016 This year it was the 12th time that Építészfórum organised the evaluation and ceremony of Média architectural Awards in the middle of December in Uránia Movie Threatre. As a rule, the event is also an occasion to greet a master of architecture. In 2016 it was thus the […]

An Arc of Time

Reconstruction and Extension of Hild Mansion in Budakeszi Road Architect: László Kokas Text: Miklós Sulyok  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  József Hild, one of the most productive architects of Hungarian architectural history designed this mansion for his own family in 1844. As it was customary then, it was meant to be a holiday home, and it had […]

An organised association of teachers and students

Jakab Bleyer Elementary School, Budaörs Architects: Ágnes Tőrös, Károly Pólus, Csaba Nagy  Text: Zoltán Dragon  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  The building project of Jakab Bleyer German Minority Elementary School was licensed in 2014 in Budaörs commissioned by the local authority which also finances it. The new part of the school building was completed in April, 2016 […]

Acting Colours

National Tennis Centre, Budapest Architect: Géza Kendik  Text: Anna Zöldi  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  Colours applied in rich tones in architecture from the Art Nouveau style on were gradually pushed into the background and the passage of Art Deco also meant the end of bright palettes. Modernism as such exiled tones altogether, and only tolerated the […]

Sleeping Beauty Awaken

Ferry station, Szentendre Architects: Antal Puhl, Péter Dajka  Text: Tamás Ulrich  Photos: József Hajdú  Based on photos made of the former ferry station in Szentendre one can see that this ferro-concrete Sleeping Beauty was sleeping for quite a long time and badly deteriorated meanwhile. Designed and built back in the 1970s the building was in […]

A Milestone Brightening Up

Nordic Light Office Block, Budapest Architects: Gergely Paulinyi, András Reith  Text: Anett Mizsei  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  The concept of Nordic Light office block is based on motion and live experience, as a deliberate choice made by designers. Architects from Mérték Stúdió made use of parametric design methods to create the gentle irregular arches of the […]

The Principles of Space

Science Museum, Winton Gallery, London Architect: Zaha Hadid Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Luke Hayes The Winton Gallery is the first permanent public museum exhibition designed by Zaha Hadid Architects anywhere in the world. The gallery is also the first of Zaha Hadid Architects’ projects to open in the UK since Dame Zaha Hadid’s sudden death […]

A Friendly Dwelling Machine

Energy-conscious detached house, Pécs Architect: ifj. Istvan Kistelegdi  Text and photos: Bálint Botzheim  The energy-conscious detached house was born as the conversion of a cubic prefab block of flats built back in the 1970s as a series of terraced houses which were then more or less updated or converted. Its forms and configuration takes advantage […]

By Time it will Shine

The reconstruction of the minor castle in Fertőd Architects: Viktor Szentkuti, Dénes Halmai, Csaba Molnár  Text: Eszter Götz  Photos: Zsolt Batár  Since the early 2000s – first via scientific research work, then designing and from 2009 on via the various stages of implementation and construction – the renewal project of the complex Esterházy castle in […]

Old Home, New functions

Plečnik House, Ljubljana – Piranesi Award 2016 Architects: Maruša Zorec, Maša Živec, Matjaž Bolčin Text: Edit Pálinkás Photos: Tadej Bolta The Plečnik House, the home of architect Jože Plečnik located in the leafy Trnovo borough, reopened in September 2015 after two years of renovation. The renovation of the House Plečnik is a small but complex […]

Everything is all right

Piarist Kindergarten in Nagykanizsa Architects: Balázs Falvai, Márton Nagy , Balázs Tatár, Dávid Török  Text: Ferenc Cságoly  Photos: Arion Gábor Kudász  The Piarist school centre in Nagykanizsa has a history spanning over 250 years. In 1763 the landlord of the town, count Lajos Batthyány offered to sponsor it. It has been one of the most important educational […]