A Statement by MÉSZ

About the future of the Budavár National Electricity Spreader Building
According to news published recently, the Hungarian Government intends to demolish the much disputed, yet iconic Budavár National Electricity Spreader building. The Association of Hungarian Architects is convinced …

A New Issue Concerning Lechner’s Revolution

Debt of a Century, Prolonged

Text: György Szegő
The greatest master of Hungarian Art Nouveau, Ödön Lechner was born on August 17th, 1845. Now, in 2020 we are celebrating his 175th birthday. Celebrations like this are supposed to …

Intertwining Gestures

St John Paul II Church, Páty

Architect: Robert Gutowski
Text: Tamás Kiss
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky
The church is located in the heart of the village, on a gently inclining neighbourhood surrounded by detached family houses built in the …

Broadway Melody

The Reconstruction of the Thalia Orangery

Architect: Krisztián Vincze
Text: György Szegő
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

One of the most unique curiosities of the „Pest Broadway” is the building of Thália Theatre in which a minor theatre was now reborn …

The House of the Exchange Egg

Kecskemét Campus, Education Building

Architects: Lajos Hartvig DLA, Gábor Nyéki, Béla Bánáti
Text: Mária Tatai
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Based in Kecskemét, János Neumann University was founded by uniting several colleges of the Great Hungarian Plain in 2000. In Autumn …

Along the Arch of a Circle

Detached House, Gödöllő

Architects: Zoltán Horváth, Márton Benedek, Balázs Juhász
Text: Sándor Csontó
Photos: Nóra Bereczki

Architect Péter Kaffka designed a complex in Gödöllő in 1940 to contain three houses for a company of well-known Budapest-based artists. Using means …

Reconstruction of the History

Fort Captain’s Lodge, Gödöllő, ICOMOS Prize 2020

Architect: Gábor Kruppa
Tex: Eszter Götz
Photos: Török Tamás / Topogram

Located next to the castle in Gödöllő, the fort captain’s lodge was built around 1750 and whenever it was used it …

Genuine Modernist

Detached House Budakeszi, German Design Award 2020

Architect: Attila Borsay
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Attila Borsay designed a new detached house in Budakeszi on a steep and narrow site, surrounded b a chaotic residential environment, which was …

The Nature of Transformation

Remodelling a Detached Family House, Balatonalmádi

Architect: Tamás Tomay
Text and photos: István Gyulovics
Situated on a corner lot defined b three streets, the residential house remodelled after designs by Tamás Tomay is found in the inner part …

Museum under the City

Amos Rex Museum, Hensinki

Architect: Asmo Jaaksi – JKMM Architects
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Tuomas Uusheimo, Hannu Rytky, Mika Huisman

Located in the heart of the city, Amos Rex is sited across from the 1920s classicist Parliament building and …

Tisza Forest School and Trail

Thesis, MOME Institute of Architecture

Concept and text: Levente Szász
Consultant: András Göde

Northern-Eastern Hungary is one of the poorest areas in our country. People are struggling with ethnic and economic problems which distort the minds of the children …

Urbanistics with Corona Virus Fever?

Text: Richárd Ongjerth

Disasters have played major roles in the development of cities in two different ways so far. Firstly, fires, floods, earthquakes, or even volcano eruptions often destroyed existing settlements, annihilating long-standing conditions, circumstances of existence.  Such events …