Continuity, Complexity and Emergence

What is the real for digital designers? Text: Antoine Picon Reality versus the real – despite their difference, these two words are often confused with one another. Their apparent interchangeability calls for an immediate clarification. In this article, A. Picon will distinguish between reality and the real in the field of architecture in a way […]

Borderlines of Architecture

Parametric Architecture Text: Bálint Botzheim Luigi Moretti may have been the very first architect to use the expression „parametric architecture”. In his essays written in the 1940s he focussed on this topic. In his view, parametric architecture studies architecture as a system with the primary ambition to find the architectural components and dimensions which are […]

[Fusi]city – Fix Budapest!

The Theory and Practice of System D and Urban Moonlighting Text: Gergely Hory Surviving day by day, grey zones, informal networks and moonlighting. Examining these concepts, projects concerning public domains were made by participants of the international workshop titled [Fusi]city-Fix Budapest! The programme itself is a result of close co-operation between the System D Academy […]

The Fate of Housing Estates 4

Careful Reflections on Orientation in the 21st Century Bellvitge, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona agglomeration, Spain, 1964–1970 Text: Melinda Benkő Photos: Melinda Benkő, Péter Bach We started publishing a series of articles about European prefab-technology housing estates in MÉ 2014/2. Following Grenoble, Magdeburg and Vilnius our author now takes on the task to present an aspect […]

Ferenc Lantos and Architecture

In memoriam of the Master Text: Katalin Keserü It was Lajos Kassák who was the exemplary model for Ferenc Lantos for the new world which could be created not only in painting but also via art. The concept of fine arts included applied arts in his view, and he coined a new catch-all term for […]