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, …

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. …

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 Memoriam Béla Kerékgyártó (1949-2018)

Béla Kerékgyártó, philosopher passed away on December 5th, 2018. He was a dedicated lecturer of architecture with BME (Budapest University of Technology) and the PhD Course of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture who shaped the approaches of several …

Mater of the City Demons

In memoriam sculptor István Gellér B. (1946–2018)

Text: György Szegő

István Gellér B. was an artist building inward. He elevated the process of understanding his family trauma, the historic topic and contemporary fine arts into high-brow art despite a …

Light Axis

On the Life, Death and Art of György Csete (1937–2016)

Text: Miklós Sulyok
Fotó: Zsitva Tibor

György Csete had a basic principle on architecture which is best summed up as architecture in Hungarian. To use Hungarian language in architecture …

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

Fotó: Mary McCartney

Sorry, György Szegő’s commemorative words are only available in Hungarian.

Zaha Hadid: Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku. Fotó: Iwan Baan…

József Kerényi (1934–2016)

Sorry, György Szegő’s commemorative words are only available in Hungarian.

Kerényi József: Pásztormúzeum, Bugac, 1975…

Henrik Hőnich (1941–2016)

“Living and writing must be like to be the last of all our actions in life.” (Sándor Márai)
Sorry, Imre Bálint’s commemorative words are only available in Hungarian.

Hőnich Henrik: Tomb Chapel design, 2008…