The Madame’s New Dress

La Samaritaine Department Store, Paris Architects: Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa – SANAA Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Agence VUʼ To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the famous department store of Paris named La Samaritaine, in 2020, a new outlook has been created. Designed in 1904 by Belgian architect Frantz Jourdain, the riveted steel-framed […]

Utilisation of the Old Market Hall in Pécs

Students’ Plans for the Architectural Education and Training at the University of Pécs Teachers: Gábor Veres, Ders Csaba, András Greg, Tamás Kondor, Balázs Kokas, Andor Krisztián Kovács, Péter Udvardi In 2013, the Urban Research Group was established at the Institute of Architecture of the University of Pécs with the aim to deal with urban research […]

Budapest Architecture Film Days 2023

Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Kortárs Építészeti Központ Organized since 2008, the annual film festival of the Centre for Contemporary Architecture is always a celebration: for a few days you can watch films about architecture and the built environment and meet friends in the bustling Toldi cinema. This year was a double birthday: Budapest is 150 […]


20th International Architects’ Congress Text: Orsolya Ware-Nagy Photos: Anna Fábry The twentieth Congress of Architects was all about jubilees: the speakers all had a milestone anniversary, and the event also marked the end of the series of events celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Hungarian Architects’ Association )MÉSZ). The event, organised jointly by Artifex Publishers […]

Old Testament, New Architecture · Judaic-Jewish Roots of Modernism, 1848–2000 Part 2/2

Text: Rudolf Klein Both parts of this essay, published in the journal Hungarian Architecture, discuss links between Judaic-Jewish heritage and 19-20th century architecture. The first part, published in the previous issue, touched upon Judaic aniconism, as expressed in Adolf Loos’ writings and work; mon(othe)ism and Jewish Messianism. It gave a short history of debates about […]

…Yet New and Hungarian

References of Sacrd Buildings by Tamás Nagy Text and photos: Máté Érsek Tamás Nagy’s oeuvre is unavoidable amongst the renowned masters of Hungarian architecture. In addition to his unique formal vocabulary, which combines contemporary forms with historical sensitivity, it is the roots and intellectual foundations of his concepts that make his works outstanding. His buildings […]

Layers of Memory

Expanding the Concept of Monument and Public Space Text: Rebeka Monory Nowadays, public space and memorials are undergoing a sort of conceptual change, which calls for new approaches and paradigm shifts. This is visibly so in the urban planning aspects and guidelines that have been published in recent years, both at in Hungary and abroad: […]

Baroque Fresco Painting in Hungary III. – Győr-Moson-Sopron and Vas Counties

MMA Publishing Co. – MÉM-MDK, edited by János Jernyei Kiss, Budapest, 2022 Text: György Szegő Photos: Academy of Hungarian Arts Publisher Imposing volumes by MMA/MÉM-MDK survey the Baroque frescoes of Hungary documented with high-resolution photos based on architectural history. The result of more than a decade work carried out at Péter Pázmány Catholic University Drepartment […]

Undulating Urban Landscape

Quzhou Stadium, China Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: SERGE FERRARI GROUP For almost a decade now, the construction industry of China seems to be heading in a characteristically different direction than that of either Europe or the United States. We could call it an expressive trend; it seems that the results of search for formal paths […]

Piranesi-díj 2022

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