World Architects’ Day 2019

Association of Architects, House of Architects, 7 October 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Photo: Edit Pálinkás On October 7th, architects celebrated the Architects’ World Day. The programmes held all day long included lectures and discussions, this year’s diploma ceremony, as well as several other programmes of this year, such as the opening of the international exhibition […]

An Ultra-Modern Hungarian Architect In Shanghai

Károly Gonda’s Memorial Year Text: Eszter Baldavári Organized by the Hungarian Architects’ Association, the programmes of Károly Gonda’s Memorial Year have started. Hardly known in Hungary, the architect was an outstanding character of Sanghai’s Art Deco. Born in Gyöngyös, he studied in Vienna, and was taken as prisoner of war in Russia, from where he […]

24th Chief Architects’ National Conference

Tihany, 4-6 September 2019 Photo: Zsolt Szabó Rőtszakállú This year Tihany hosted the events of the Chief Architects’ National Conference from September 4th to September 6th. Lectures and other related events focussed on the settlement and its neighbourhood, the North Lake Balaton region, as well as Lake Balaton itself. According to tradition, the conference was […]

The Cross – 13th Conference of Sacral Architecture

FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, 17 September 2019 Text: Zoltán Páricsy Photo: Ars Sacra Festival This year the Conference of Sacred Architecture was organised for the 13th time within the framework of the Ars Sacra festival. The topic was the significance of the cross in contemporary architecture and interior design. The theme is a universal […]

Interior Architect of the Year Award: Krisztina Fülöp

Photo: Szabolcs Barakonyi A professional recognition founded with the aim to award inmterior architects has reached its jubilee year: this year it is the 20th time it has been delivered. The awards ceremony was hosted by the Vigadó in Pest on September 19th. Launched in 1998, this award is a form of recognition based on […]

Like Fish in the Water

Vizafogó Kindergarten, Budapest Architects: Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus, Ágnes Tőrös Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The local government commissioned Archikon Architects to design the extension and renovation of Vizafogó kindergarten with a capacity of 200 at the end of 2017. Surrounded by tower blocks now, it was opened 40 years ago as a single-storey […]


Health Centre, Budakeszi Architect: Gábor Bártfai-Szabó Text: Györgyi Csontos Photos: György Dénes Bártfai-Szabó Architects started to modernize energetically the former health centre of the settlement, actually a building badly deteriorating and in need of renovation to start with. Instead of a didactic design process, however – thinking over the reasons of the utilization anomalies and […]

Computer in the Forest

Forest Offices, Debrecen Architect: Péter Bordás Text: Dávid Bán Photos: György Palkó Being modernized, Debrecen is definitely turning into a large city, for which it will need more and more buildings with the appropriate faculties and spirituality. It has not had so far such a top category office block which has only appeared in Budapest […]

Zen Garden in the Heart of an Office

Kevíz 21 Office Block, Nyíregyháza Architect: Attila Gáva Text: Rita Tuczai Photos: Zsolt Hlinka The office block of KEVÍZ 21 Zrt. in Nyíregyháza has been in need of conversion once again after its extension finished 20 years ago. Architect Attila Gáva now agreed with the client to restructure the complex formerly functioning as a kindergarten […]

Refreshening a Space

Modernization of the offices in Máriássy House, Budapest Architecture: Lab5 Architect Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Zsolt Batár Built by the capital city, this hall structure was completed in 1927 to function as a calf market. The fate of the market hall took several turns since then, having not only various functions but new owners as […]

Next to Each Other

Monastery Hotel, Budapest Architect: Tamás Németh Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Márk Korecz, Attila Boldog © Monastery Hotel Near the bank of the River Danube in Buda, two wings of the monastery of the Capuchin monks have been revived in the shape of a modest and yet atmospheric boutique hotel. On the exterior facade it is […]

On the Landing of a Staircase

Detached house, Pesthidegkút Architects: Tamás Fialovszky, Gergely Kenéz, Gergő Jedlicska Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Gergely Kenéz, Gergő Jedlicska Originally, there had been a house with a modest size floor area which has proven to be unsuitable for extension according to current regulations, and was thus demolished. This loveable „cottage”, however, did not disappear without remains; […]