16th International Architecture Biennale, Venice May 26th – November 25th 2018 Text: György Szegő Photos: Hanna Szegő, Norbert Hartyányi „Freespace”, which is this year’s slogan published by Yvonne Farell and Shelley McNamara Irish architects/curators, may be translated in more than one way, but its progressive contents has been on the air for more than a […]

From Another Perspective

Master of Light Award 2017 Text: Krisztina Somogyi In 2015, which was the Year of Light, professionals specialized in lighting technology made the decision to start a new award. Since then, the contest has been organized three times with great success. The initiative was realized by Lisys Project. Besides the main award with the title […]


Decorative Urban Lighting The name Lisys-Project has been a synonym of high-quality decorative urban lighting and the innovative way of thinking associated with it for a long time. Designing creative lighting adapted to the people living in the area, the innovative concepts realized with accuracy and professionalism in exterior and interior lighting is not work […]

Light Sphere – Live Image Company

Master of Light Award of Associated Arts Ceremony 2018 Concept and realization: Zsófia Bérczi Text: György Szegő Photos: Élőkép Színház The ceremony of Master of Light awards hosted a performance by Live Image Company. The spectacle-oriented production is difficult to define in terms of genres, as it is a performance blending poetic texts, composed of […]

Light in Space – Space in Light

The Subsequent Revolutions of the Light in Architecture Text: Sándor Böröcz October 22nd, 1879, Menlo Park, New Jersey – this day is regarded by many as a milestone in the history of electric lighting, as it was then that Edison and his colleagues managed to create an electric light operating for more than 13 hours […]

„Light helps to understan d space”

Interview with Ta más Bányai and Ferenc Haász lighting designers Apropos of the award titled the Master of Light Krisztina Somogyi has made an interview with the winner of the first year of the award (2015/16), Tamás Bányai, theatre lighting designer, who designed the lighting of underground line No. 4 and Ferenc Haász, architectural lighting […]

Everything Turns into a Screen

Light Architecture and Animation The article below presents a new area of light architecture, namely animation combined with building lighting. In a brief introduction, it surveys the role of artificial light in architecture, describes media facades, the potentials and possibilities of the interactions between virtual and genuine, man-made environment.

Balkrishna Doshi

Pritzker Prize 2018 Text: Eszter Götz Photos: VSF Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has continually exhibited the objectives of the Pritzker Architecture Prize to the highest degree. He has been practicing the art of architecture, demonstrating substantial contributions to humanity, for over 60 years. By granting him the award this year, the Pritzker Prize jury recognizes […]

An Early Modernist Classic 100 – or 55 – Years Later

Otto Wagner’s Oeuvre Exhibition and Catalogue Municipal Museum, Vienna, 15 March – 7 October 2018 Just 100 years ago, on April 11th, 1918 Otto Wagner, an outstanding figure of fin-de-siècle Viennese and international architecture died. This anniversary was the occasion to organise his oeuvre exhibition as well as to edit a comprehensive catalogue. The venue […]

SOS Brutalismus

Az W, Vienna, May 3rd – August 6th 2018 Text: Márta Branczik The exhibition titled SOS Brutalismus in Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) (see in MÉ volume 2018/1) has moved closer to us after Frankfurt and can be seen now in Architekturzentrum Wien. These are the apropos of which we decided to present this selection in more […]

„Facing the Railways”

Contemporary Railways Development Viewed by an Architect Text: Zoltán Tóth An important aspect when designing environmentally friendly technologies is the construction of modern networks of transport. Experts have worked out complicated systems to respond to the changes of communal transport going over regional borders, a humane transformation of urban public transport systems, as well as […]

Northern Lights Room

International Competition, Island Concept: Norbert Pánovits, Orsolya Méhes, Zsuzsanna Köninger-Péter Iceland’s sky brings travelers from around the world to view the stars free of city lights, and to catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis – these northern lights caused by solar winds fill the night sky with varying shades of green, red, and blue, […]