The Post-Communist „Hungarian Cube”

From Official Standard Designs to Subversive Practices Text: Sándor Hornyik The mysterious „Hungarian cube” is nothing else than the Kádár cube, that is an almost square shape house with a tent-shape roof and appr. 100 m2 floor area of which about 1 million still exist in the countryside according to estimations. This design became widespread […]

In and Out

Ekler’s Contemporariness Text: János Golda By the 1970s it had become quite clear that the social revolution of classical Modernism and its ethics was vacated for good, designs by society engineers with a mission failed, and it was all about business. Form thus could not follow function slavishly any more, and the new eclectic teachings […]

Think Global, Build Social 2.0

AZ Wien 2014. 03. 12. – 06.30. Text: Zsuzsa Beliczay Subtitled „Architectures for a Better World”, this exhibition is now open to the public in Vienna after its début in Frankfurt-am-Main last summer. Its collection is completed with a totally differently structured local survey focussing on the events of the past decade in Austria. According […]

The Next Station: Europe

An Underground Line Between Two Continents Text: Máté Gergő Kovács „A dream of 150 years has come true” – this is the proud slogan of TCDD, the Turkish railways company. In 2013 on the 90th anniversary of the declaration of the republic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and several of his foreign colleagues were present […]

About Regions, Free of Politics, Through the Eyes of a Physicist

Mathematical Research of Neighborhood Structures Text: Gabriell Máté, Katinka Bakos, Zoltán Néda It is quite a popular trend nowadays to hierarchically subdivide or regionalize geographical areas. Actually, official borders of states all over Europe tend to lose their significance and absolute roles as we start thinking more and more in terms of regions. As there […]

The Architect of the Country

The Oeuvre of József Borsos Text: Zoltán Rácz The landscaped park of the public cemetery and its unique mortuary in Debrecen was completed in 1932 as a most significant work of its architect, József Borsos: it is actually the most beautiful brick architecture in the city, as well as a milestone in Hungarian architecture of […]