Private Architectural Galleries in Budapest

Text: Fanni Gárdos Apparently, there is hardly any need for venues for permanent architectural exhibitions in Hungary nowadays, compared to what we experience either in western or eastern countries. The Architectural Museum only exists virtually, and if we survey architectural galleries active nonstop at least in Budapest – even till recently – we only have […]


HAP Gallery, 2003-2014 Text: András Ferkai Photo: Tamás Bujnovszky Closed right now, HAP Gallery in Budapest as well as other venues have hosted a total of 110 temporary, permanent or travelling exhibitions in the past 11 years. Besides the presentations and introductions of some artists, painters, graphic artists, sculptors, photographers and certain topics (such as […]

FUGA is Five Years Old

Text: Eszter Götz Photo: Tibor Zsitva The Budapest Chamber of Architects opened FUGA in the heart of the City in 2009 on a site where it could actually fulfil its function to attract the wider public of architecture because of its easy access and proximity. Now, five years later, FUGA is a multi-cultural centre open […]

Towards Ecological Architecture

What architecture may learn from ecology Text: Krisztián Dudics Architecture relates to ecological issues on more than just one level: architectural theory is a participating agent in the philosophical-scientific-artistic discourses of the currently prevailing Zeitgeist, the construction and the utilisation of buildings are some of the most significant media conveying the physical influences mankind exerts […]

Technical Innovation Against Architectural Culture

Energetic Renovations in Germany Text: Zsuzsa Beliczay Sustainable architecture is the greatest challenge the near future holds for designers and architects as soon as in the next few decades as the German government and the decree on energy-saving defines a reduction of primary energy-consumption by 80 % till 2050. This is an enormous task especially […]

Building Facades Analysis

From the Aspects of Environmental Psychology Text: Anna Losonczi, Klára Sarbak, Andrea Dúll Photos: Klára Sarbak Architectural design and decisions may draw inspiration from new aspects by analyzing human beings: how we sense, perceive, experience and live by our environment. What do we know about the sensation of natural and man-made spaces and what can […]

An Architect in the Era of Background Checks

Born a Century Ago: Kamill Kismarty-Lechner Text: Zsolt Ruszthy Kamill Kismarty-Lechner architect was born in Budapest 100 years ago, in 1914. He was a teaching assistant of the Department of Building Construction at the Budapest Technical University between 1942 and 1944. In 1948 he burst into international public awareness with his school in Szikszó especially […]