The Historic Core of Székesfehérvár

Results of an open architectural tender The Architectural Department of the Hungarian Art Academy (Magyar Művészeti Akadémia, MMA) published an open contest of architecture for the construction of a well-deserved and worthwile exhibition site to present the unique architectural historical and archaeological relics and findings of the site with characteristic means of architecture in the […]

f_f_f: Young Architects Generation 2017

Competition and exhibition in MÉSZ Text: András Borsos Titled f_f_f 2017, it is the 6th edition of the program „Young Architects Generation” initiated by Gábor Reischl, former chairman of Association of Hungarian Architects which was launched in 2006 and has been organized by MÉSZ since then biannually. It is targeted to present the best achievements […]

A Church on the Border

St John XXIII Chapel, Budapest, Rákoskert Architect: György Major Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: László Francsics The community of St Elizabeth’s Church in Rákoscsaba phrased their wish in the autumn of 2013 to have a new chapel built. The goal was to have it constructed on a site easy to access God’s house even for those […]

An Open Gate

The Reception Building of Graphisoft Park Architect: Péter Sugár Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The new reception building of Graphisoft Park represents the entirety of the complex, not with its formal attractive appearance, but by mediating deeper thoughts. All this is accomplished with extraordinarily light and easy gestures and cheerful relaxed attitude with the […]

„Facelifting” Projects of Theatres

Centrál and Örkény Theatres, Kálmán Imre Stage, Budapest Architects: Gergely Fernezelyi (Centrál Színház), Krisztián Vincze (Örkény Színház), Budapesti Operettszínház (Kálmán Imre Teátrum) Text: Iván Szabó-Jilek Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky, Zsolt Batár, Iván Szabó-Jilek The majority of the Budapest-based theatres, with the exception of the National Theatre and the Festival Theatre, are more then a century old […]


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Michel Denancé In 2006, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced its plans to fund the development of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Renzo Piano Building Workshop was selected for the project following an invited competition in 2008. The brief […]

Theatre as a public space

OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017 OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017 is an international ideas competition, aimed at students and emerging architecture practitioners, and is organised by the Architecture Commission of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians). The result of the 10th Theatre Architecture Competition 2017 has been announced in Hsinchu City in […]

Green Submarine

Mansion in Budaörs-Farkasrét Architects: Nagy Csilla, Tóth Zoltán Text: Dudics Krisztián Photos: Bujnovszky Tamás The new mansion is an addition to the suburban streetscape featuring traditional detached houses: it is actually located beneath a „green carpet”. Architects with Artgroup, Csilla Nagy and Zoltán Tóth had the task to build it on an almost ideal site […]


Extension of a Detached House, Budapest Architect: Tamás Tomay Text and photos: Rudolf Klein Tamás Tomay is one of the masters, who most typically embody the renaissance of detached houses and blocks projects in Hungary. It does not humbly adapt to its clients, but initiates a dialogue with them. However, there are certain aspects which […]

Shelter in Nature

Safe-House, Transylvania Architects: blipsz!, F.K.M. Műterem Text: Edit Pálinkás Photos: István Benedek, Ákos Kun, Zsolt Várday The safe-house network of the region referred to as the Székely Land has been enriched with a new building. Built after former typology designs that were adapted to local needs, this latest addition was constructed in 2017 in Farkaspalló […]

Shelter among the trees

Foliage Hotel, Noszvaj Architect: Gábor Fábián Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Török / Topogram Embraced by the hills, the foliage hotel was built on the shore of Lake Síkfőkúti after designs by architect Gábor Fábián. Overlooking the lake, the site is a narrow strip of land with trees evoking the atmosphere of a forest – […]

Personal Attachments

Resort Building, Fonyód Architecture and photos: György Dénes Text: Gábor Bártfai-Szabó People know the changes of the seasons, faces, odours, the soil, vegetation, the manmade environment, building materials, where they are brought up. All this lives in our memory as a piece of a mosaic. Architect György Dénes has had his roots in the southern […]