Reformation 500

The Traces of the Memorial Year of Reformation Left on the Townscape Text: Eszter Götz  Photos: Balázs Danyi, Ákos Polgárdi  The world celebrates the 500th anniversary of Luther’s action in 2017. The Memorial Year of Reformation has activated cultural and religious life in Hungary too. Some of the commemorations were significant for architecture and townscapes and cityscapes. […]

Following Forms or Innovation?

Architecture of the Reformed in Hungary from the turn of the century to the change of the political regime Text:  Zorán Vukoszávlyev, Erzsébet Urbán, Dóra Danielisz, Eszter Baku  From the very beginning of the Protestant movement till today, a large number of architects, art historians and theologists have dealt with the issues concerning the appropriate design […]

Architectural Syntheses

Béla Lajta’s Funeral Art Text and photos: Tamás Kiss Funeral works form a formative segment of Lajta’s oeuvre as he had designed more than forty graveyard monuments throughout his lifetime, which is a unique achievement. amongst architects. His highly active and versatile period spanning 15 years saw several revivals of his architectural forms. His creations […]

Sustainability to be Reinterpreted

The Four Pillars Text and photos: Melinda Benkő Sustainability to be reinterpreted in the 21st century requires focussing on the physical and social facilities of the locality, the emphasis on practice based on quality instead of multidisciplinary theoretical knowledge and quantitative development. Socially constructed space, getting to know the already urbanized landscape and its future-conscious recycling […]

The Owner of the First Degree in Architecture from the Budapest University of Technology István Kiss born 160 ago

István Kiss (1857–1902) was the first to receive a degree in architecture after graduating in 1880 from the University of Technology in the history of this institution. With his oeuvre he enriched architecture not only in Hungary but also internationally with buildings that have evolved into landmark sights of Hungarian cityscapes. With his works and […]