Clever Connection

The Hungarian Pavilion of the Book Fair, 2017, Frankfurt Architects: Attila Róbert Csóka, Szabolcs Molnár, Dávid Smiló Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Balázs Danyi Hungary was represented at the 2017 Book Fair in a pavilion designed by Paradigma Ariadné architects’ studio commissioned by KKM Balassi Institute. The scheme had to meet some basic requirements: it has […]

Organic Society

Remembering Endre Miklóssy, we would like to commemorate his highly significant and versatile works in urbanism as well as his history philosophical interests, especially his writings surveying and analyzing the workings of towns and cities as well as those of society and democracy as such. The essay below was published in a volume in 2006 […]

The Cleansing of the Church

The Formal Changes of Churches and the Interpretation of their Renovations based on the Bible The archetypal form of the Christian church is that of the upper room of the house in Jerusalem in which Jesus sacrificed the paschal lamb before the Jewish Easter festival and consumed it on the last supper. The repetition of […]


The evolution of the concept in the post-industrial era Text: András Szilágyi B. The meaning of industrial design in the strictest sense of the word, and within it, that of object-creation seems to be undergoing changes in the post-industrial period. In the rushing world of the present we have to follow and keep track of […]

Architecture copy paste

Felix Madrazo and Winy Maas: Copy Paste. The Badass Architectural Copy Guide Text: Péter Debreczeni The unique nature of design is a priority, and there is a wide variety of tools and devices that can be used to achieve this goal. As it is quite a difficult task to find out something entirely individual, and […]


Meeting Points in the careers of István Medgyaszay and Dezső Hültl Text: Rita Karácsony István Medgyaszay, a pioneering architect in ferro-concrete technology in Hungary was appointed a private lecturer with the Budapest University of technology in 1927, after a significant career as a researcher and designer. From that time on, there was the opportunity for […]

A Master of Historicism

Dr. Pilkhoffer Mónika: The Oeuvre of Architecture Adolf Lang. TERC, Budapest, 2017, 216 page Szöveg: Jeney András Mónika Pilkhoffer, an associate history professor with the University of Pécs, has also established her fame as an art historian. In her latest publication she analyses the oeuvre Adolf Lang (1848–1913) with special regard to historicism (revivalist styles). […]

SOS Brutalism

Save the Concrete Monsters! DAM, Frankfurt, 9 November 2017 – 2 April 2018 The DAM is presenting the first-ever global survey of the Brutalist architecture of the 1950s to 1970s. The term Brutalism does not originate from the word “brutal”, but rather béton brut—the French term for exposed concrete. Brutalist architecture celebrates rawness and the […]

Three-Stone Tourist Lodge

MÉSZ-MÉK Diploma Award 2017 Design: Brezina Zsolt Consultant: Keller Ferenc The primary aim of the scheme was to construct a tourist accommodation which is located in the heart of nature, far away from the noise and harmful impacts of man-made environment and can exist and maintain itself in a sustainable way. It partly functions as […]

Otto Bartning

Museum Künstlerakademie Matildenhöhe, Darmstadt 19 November 2017 – 18 March 2018 Photos: Matildenhöhe, Darmstadt Otto Bartning had a strong impact on architecture of the 20th century. From 1918 on, as a member of the Workers’ Council for Art, he developed pedagogical concepts that were later used by Walter Gropius when he founded the Bauhaus in […]

The Legacy of Two Women of the 20th Century in Vienna

Brigitte Hamann’s legacy Vienna City Library, 2 June 2017 – 26 January 2018 Text: György Szegő Photos: Rathausbiblitothek Wien On October 4, 2016, historian and biographer Brigitte Hamann died of one of the most popular scientists in Austria, indeed German-speaking countries. She wrote her credo in a text for the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1995: […]

Piranesi Award 2017

International Architectural Exhibition FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, 17 January – 5 February 2018 Piran Days of Architecture (PiDA) is an International Architectural Conference with one of the oldest traditions in the world, whose aim is to assess current trends in architecture and present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production. […]