​Builds ~ makes, does, constructs, creates, develops. However we try to describe it, the point is: building is an activity, strongly connected creating. We build and construct, not only with our hands, but with words. One way or another, we create something every day. But what do we build for others, with a socially engaged […]

Gábor Ébli: Museumania

European models for generating cultural experience L’Harmattan, 2016, 259 page The museum is power. Although it is a rather young cultural institution, especially compared to the theatre, which was already important in the antiquity, it has gained much significance during its 250 years of establishment. It functions as an academic institution, plays an important role […]

Ferenc Vámossy: Hungarian Architecture in the 20th Century

Values of our Heritage 1902–2002. I. Volume Tarsoly Publisher, 2015, 276 page, editor: Erzsébet F. Vámossy, Mária Tatai In this monograph Ferenc Vámossy examines the Hungarian architecture of the 20th century focusing on the interaction between heritage and renewal. The focal point is to understand and present the architectural values, to examine the social background […]

Architecture in Austria in the 20th and 21st centuries

Park Books – AZ Wien, 2016, 440 page Text: György Szegő Published more than a decade ago, the former “collection catalogue” of the Architekturzentrum (AZ) Wien gave a survey of 20th century architecture more than a decade ago. This edition of the same publication with the subtitle „in the 20th and 21st century reflects a […]

The Fifth Tree Ring

A Brief Survey 2015 – Restoring Historic Buildings in Pest County Text: Gábor Nagy The leaflet titled A Brief Survey (in Hungarian: Egy kis mustra) has been published now for the fifth time with the ambition to present restoration projects of historic buildings completed in the current year. Launched in 2011, the year when governmental […]

KÖZTI 66 / 42+24

The history of an architectural design company Text: György Szegő Photos: Fortepan The 2 volumes present the periods of a Hungarian architectural design company standing from 1949 up to the present days. Középülettervező Vállalat (KÖZTI, Public Building Design Company) had been a state-owned enterprise until 1949 until 1991 when it was privatized and incorporated. The […]

Atlas of European Architecture

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