East, West

Spaces of Intensity. 3h architects, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel Text: Eszter Götz At the end of 2020, a volume on the work of the 3h architectural firm was published by the Swiss publisher Birkhauser. The previous sentence seems self-evident, although it is quite an exceptional thing, as the works of contemporary Hungarian architects have not aroused […]

István Kotsis Award 2020

MÉSZ, December 15th, 2020 On December 15th, the 131st birthday of István Kotsis, the medals named after him were awarded  as the professional recognition of fair-play architects which is a recognition by the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) for educators’ work and achievements who double excellently as designer architects. Based on the proposals of the […]

Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre Keszthely 2020

Results of the Contest The Architecture Department of the Hungarian Art Academy published an open tender of architecture titled The Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre 2020 to invite proposals and concepts for a multi-functional complex offering high-standard services in a location of high significance by means and tools of architecture and landscape design including […]

The architect of the Hungarian Jewish emancipation

Ágnes Ivett Oszkó: Lipót Baumhorn. Holnap Kiadó, 2020 Text: Rudolf Klein This work by Ágnes Oszkó was published by Holnap Kiadó in the series titled the Masters of Architecture, one of the most detailed and comprehensive series of specialist books not only in Hungary, but also in the wider region. In the year 2020 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 […]

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 shape architectural thinking as such, as well as outstanding achievements in the interests of reaching the […]

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 the architectural image of the capital city, or the utilization of a certain part of the […]

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 Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) took over the task of managing this prestigious recognition founded in 2010 by […]

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, and highly sculpturesque. Zalotay was a fervent believer of Modernism and disregarded architectural circumstances in Hungary […]

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, a gala was held to publish the results of this year’s House of the Year 2020 […]

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 part gives an ecological criticism of modern industrial society, the second is about the relationship between […]

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. The main topics of the meeting were presentations and consultations on the past year programs/architectural events, […]