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Havanna Weekly Market Architects: Ferenc Keller, Barnabás Láris Text: Krisztina Somogyi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The Havanna housing estate in District 18, Budapest, has been best described by a serious drop of the population and bad social strain and stress. The local government of Pestszentlőrinc launched development projects in a variety of locations to improve the […]

Simply Green – Liveable Cities

DAM, Frankfurt, 01. 23. – 07. 11. Text: Bálint Botzheim The exhibition in DAM Frankfurt addresses the prejudices towards and the arguments in favor of greening the outer shells of buildings and goes beyond merely presenting scientific findings to provide practically oriented tips on greening existing buildings or new builds. It is intended as a […]

Iván Kotsis Medal 2019: János Golda

Association of Hungarian Architects, Budapest, 17 December 2019 Text: Tamás Czigány Photo: Ildikó Fazekas / MÉSZ The Iván Kotsis medal was founded in 1989 by the Association of Hungarian Architects on the initiative of the namesake’s disciples and reverents. This recognition is awarded annually based ont he recommendations of a team of professional curators for […]

Young Architects’ Generation 2019

Contest and travelling exhibition Text and photo: András Borsos “young architects’ generation” contest and travelling exhibition has been organized by the Association of Hungarian Architects since 2006 every other year initiated by dr. Gábor Reischl, formerly the chairman of Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ). It is targeted to present the best achievements of young Hungarian […]

Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019

The result of the architectural competition The Hungarian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture, announced an open architectural application called “Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019”, in the framework of which it awaited a proposal for the construction of a unique cultural and leisure center in the historical downtown of Szentendre by the integration and rehabilitation […]

Yona Friedman (1923–2020)

Text: György Szegő The architect and thinker of Hungarian origin, Yona Friedman (Friedmann János) died in his 96 year in February 2020. He was one of the outstanding and exceptionally versatile figures of the urban architectural discourse that developed in the second half of the twentieth century. He drew cities on colossal trusses rising up, […]

Piranesi Award 2019

FUGA Center of Architecture, Budapest, 15 January – 3 February 2020 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. The conference is […]

Z as in Zala

Reception building for a test field for motor industry, Zalaegerszeg Architect: Attila Madzin Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Motor industry has evolved into a leading branch of economy in Hungary. As a result, in the past decade it has appeared in other fields as well, primarily in education, research development, infrastructure and urban development. […]

Is Zsámbék Worth Visiting to See Modern Architecture?

The remodelling and extension of St John the Baptist School Centre in Zsámbék Architect: Zoltán Kovács Text: Tamás Dévényi Photos: Balázs Danyi The premontrean order arrived in Zsámbék 100 years later and possessed the monastery built in honour of St John the Baptist till 1475. Its founder, knight Aynard had his masonry castle here the […]

Under a Lucky Constellation

István Széchenyi Primary School, Budakeszi Architect: Attila Turi Text: Mária Tatai Photos: György Dénes The school is built on a semi-circular site in Kerekmező square. The inclination of the terrain means it is bordered by straight walls from below and along the main road, and embraced with a large arched line on the other side. […]

A Dual Challenge

Office Block of the Parliament Office, Budapest Architect: Bence Vadász Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Clerks of the Parliament offices had the chance to take their new work places in György Szabad Office Building now. Developing the northern side of Kossuth Square was completed between the two world wars, leaving the southern side vacant. […]

Raise the Bid!

Detached house, Budakeszi Architect: Gábor Bártfai-Szabó Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Gábor Bártfai-Szabó and his wife, a fellow architect are already building their second family home in Budakeszi, along a dirt road of the formerly closed development zone of the settlement. The site is located near the former one. The challenge matched their previous […]