Small Scale, Big Change

Lecture by Andres at MOME, 24 March 2016 Text: Eszter Götz In 2010 the New York-based MoMA was the first to present a comprehensive exhibition of social architecture. In 2014 it was opened with the title Think Global, Build Social in Frankfurt-am-Main and then in Vienna. Now in FUGA in Budapest a selection of this […]

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 […]

Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture

Royal Academy of Arts, London, 26 January – 20. April 2016 Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture is an installation that will chart the course of British architecture from the sixteenth century to the present day through the work of twelve maverick architects: Robert Smythson, Sir John Vanbrugh, James Wyatt PRA, Sir John Soane […]

Post-Modernist Potemkin

Skopje 2014 Text: Rudolf Klein The most recent architecture of Skopje may be associated with the „psychologizing Post-Modernism”, even if it seems to be very close to Social Realism or Kitsch. The past two or three years saw radical changes transforming the image of the inner city of the capital of Macedonia once again. However, […]

Max Fabiani, the Architect of the Monarchy

The Opening Lecture of the AZ W Exhibition Text: Boris Podrecca Every work by Fabiani shares a kind of provoking globally approached concept or idea which may seen as a correspondent of a congenial decision made by the municipal management. He did not change his style or pose for a Biedermeier manner even when reaching […]

Silence as a Concept of Architectural Space

Contemplative Spaces in Church Architecture Today I Text: Vilmos Katona The essay is the first part of an extended study based on the presentation of Vilmos Katona at the 9th Conference of Sacred Architecture and Interior Design taking place in Budapest in 2015, as an event of Ars Sacra Festival. The lead issue of the […]

Xin chao Viet Nam – Greetings to Vietnam!

A Study Trip in Vietnam with the Doctoral School, Faculty of Architecture Text: Bence Török Students and lecturers of the DLA course at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) had their annual study trip to Vietnam this year, after having visited Central and Western European countries so far. The goal of their trips […]