Pro Architectura Prize 2020

On November 19th, Minister Gergely Gulyás awarded the Pro Architectura prizes for recognizing the activities of those propagating and popularizing Hungarian architecture, the creation of high standard man-made environment, the protection and preservation of architectural values, and activities to …

Budapest Architecture Award for Excellence 2020

On November 17th, which is the birthday of Budapest, the Budapest Architectural Award for Excellence 2020 was awarded. It is a professional recognition for high-standard designs and constructions of new or modernized buildings, edifices, public domains, interiors that improve …

Silver Carpenter’s Pencil Prize 2020

It is the 11th time now that the architectural and press prize named Silver Carpenter’s Pencil has been awarded. It also heralded the coming of a new era with the new decade: from this year on, the Association of …

Elemér Zalotay 1932–2020

Text: György Szegő

Elemér Zalotay, an iconic architect in both Hungarian and international architecture, passed away on November 14th, 2020. He made thousands of designs for the future, but left only a few houses behind which are all excellent, …

House of the Year 2020

The House of the Year Award is an important recognition of professionals among Hungarian architects which surveys and evaluates detached houses and minor residential buildings year by year, more recently also including the latest public buildings. On September 17th, …

On the Duties of Thinking and the Necessity to Act

András Lányi: Introduction to Eco-Philosophy for Beginner Advanced Students

Text: Zsuzsa Schäffer

This book written by András Lányi is a comprehensive survey of the entire system of ecological thinking in four chapters based on various associated topics. The first …

UIA II region meeting and International Convention of Architecture

House of Architects, 5 March, Budapest

Text: Tibor Fátyol

The UIA II region meeting took place in Budapest, Hungary on 5th of March 2020. It was hosted by the Association of Hungarian Architects (AHA) in its headquarter in Budapest. …

In Memoriam György Fekete (1932–2020)

The Transmitter

Text: György Szegő

György Fekete, who passed away in April 2020, was an interior architect and designer as well as a culture politician was a key figure. as he defined himself: a „culture tactician”. It would be …

Gábor Turányi (1948–2020)

The Architect of Sensitive Modernism

Text: Miklós Sulyok

Gábor Turányi, an outstanding master of contemporary Hungarian architecture, graduated in the mid-1970s from the Technical University of Budapest, where the already empty trends of Modernist architecture and the strict budgetary measures …

In Memoriam József Scherer designer (1947–2020)

Text: György Szegő

József Scherer, an applied artist, designer, university professor, a key figure in Hungarian design, Ferenczy-Noémi Prize winner and András Dózsa Farkas Prize winner, a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, died on May 2. …

Budapest 100 – Community Video

In light of these new circumstances the Budapest100 weekend in May has been postponed; however, we still want to show that the watchful residents of Budapest are still the keepers of many treasures. If you feel like sharing some …

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. …