World Architecture Day 2018

Architects’ House, October 1st, 2018 Text: Eszter Götz The UIA, which is the international association of architects, celebrates the Architecture World Day on the first Monday of October every year. On this day, architects and other professionals do their best to draw attention to the social role of architecture. The Association of Hungarian Architecture organised […]

Hungary’s Gems – Our Man-Made Heritage

Photo Exhibition by the Association of Hungarian Architects Várkert Bazaar, August 28th-September 9th, 2018 Text: Association of Hungarian Architects At the end of August, the Association of Hungarian Architects organised an exhibition of photos recording recently facelifted historic monuments and the economization on our man-made values in the events hall of Castle Gardens Bazaar. This […]

Robert Venturi 1925–2018

Text: György Szegő Born as a child of immigrating parents from Italy, he got his degree in architecture and thus received a two-year grant in Rome in 1954. Enriched with experiences there, he returned to his country, and in the 1960s launched an attack against the American version of Modernism which he rated as exhausted. […]

Lajos Kozma Conference

Műcsarnok, 8-9 October 2018 Text: Pál Száva Photos: Magyar Építészeti Múzeum The conference associated with the exhibition titled Kozma Classic – The Budapesti Workshop and Lajos Kozma focussed on the rich and versatile oeuvre of the architect. The lectures presented his career starting with the years he had spent with Béla Lajta’s studio to his […]

The Budapest Workshop and Lajos Kozma

Műcsarnok, Budapest, 5 September – 2 December 2018 Text: György Szegő Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky It has been 70 years since the world famous architect, applied artist, graphic designer and educator Lajos Kozma passed away. To honour this exceptional creator, as a part of the Kozma Commemorative Year in 2018, Kunsthalle is launching a major series […]

The Wise

The Reconstruction of the City Hall in Buda, Budapest Architect: Levente Szabó Text: Tamás Dévényi Photos: Balázs Danyi After architectural changes launched in the past few years, the Castle District of Buda started the reconstruction of the old City Hall which is a genuine curiosity: it has preserved its conditions in the wake of the […]

A Bravado of Heritage Protection

The facelifting of the Synagogue in Szeged Architects: Péter Wagner, Tamás Kőnig Text: György Szegő Photos: Balázs Danyi There was no Crystal Night in Hungary, which means that more than 40 synagogues and ceremonial buildings designed and built by Lipót Baumhorn (1860–1932) could survive in Central Europe. The synagogues built in his age which was […]

Associations of a Cultural Landscape

Zoo Visitors’ Centre and Hotel Pangea, Nyíregyháza Architect: Attila Gáva Text: Rita Tuczai Photos: György Palkó Selected as the best of its kind in Europe in 2018, the Zoological Gardens of Nyíregyháza has a new visitors’ centre which is also the symbolic gate of Sóstógyógyfürdő, a district of the city, which in turn is rated […]

The Local Spirit

Láng Machinery Plant Culture Centre – Third Generation Architects: Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus, Bence László Dobos, Ágnes Tőrös (2018), György Tokár (1970) Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Based in Angyalföld, a traditional industrial district of Budapest, the machinery plant of the Láng family (founded in 1868) had its first culture centre in 1930. It […]

Finding its Place

Váci Greens Building „D”, Budapest Architects: István Lukács, András Vikár, Árpád Gál Text: Bence Török-Szabolcs Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Developed by Atenor Group, the fourth building of Váci Greens has been completed. Although this large-scale development located in the section of Váci Road beyond Rákos spring is still incomplete as two northern structures are to be […]

A New Identity

White House Office Block, Budapest Architect: Zoltán Tima Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky There is no doubt that the section of Váci Street in District 13 is one of the most dynamically evolving parts of Budapest today. Actually, it is almost impossible to recall the highly heterogenuous former image of this thoroughfare. Defined by […]

Town Scale, City Scale

Town Hall, Törökbálint Architects: Ferenc Keller, Barnabás Láris, Dávid Szabó Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: József Hajdú The local government of Törökbálint has been planning for decades now to provide services to its population from a single modern venue with a more cost-efficient system instead of scattered and outdated buildings that house its institutions. The suburb […]