The Container

Text: Hannes Böhringer Hannes Böhringer identifies the tub of Diogenes with the container in which everything possible has enough room for themselves as it is empty. Somewhere it empties everything that we load it with; it only stores them temporarily. Modern design tries to put an end to this chaos within the for good and […]

In a New Period

The Edited Version of a Comment Contributing to a Conference Text: György Tasnádi Interior architects tend to live continuously in the changes their profession’s identity is undergoing, as needs and requirements have changed quickly and many times. Besides, our competence goes beyond architectural interiors. We are justified to talk about the fact that the expression […]

…and who remembers that yellow bench in the garden?

Eco-design, new paradigm? Text: József Zalavári DLA Economic and environmental crises that occur periodically warn us of dangers of product development dominated by marketing and its unsustainability in the long run. A latent change of paradigms took place in design management and product development at the turn of the century. Design has acquired its new […]

East-West Passages

Towards an Integral History of Post-War Architecture in Europe Eds. Ákos Moravánszky – Torsten Lange – Judith Hopfengärtner – Karl R. Kegler: East West Central. Re-Building Europe 1950–1990. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag 2017, 3 volume) Text: Béla Kerékgyártó What was the link between the western and eastern halves of Europe which had been divided according to […]

Bonding Metaphors

Metaphors in Architecture and Urbanism. An Introduction Edited by Andri Gerber, Brent Patterson, Transcript Verlag, 2013 Text: Dániel Veress The book reviewed below is a gap-filler publication which we had waited for long. It is easy to see that metaphors are present everywhere in architecture (as well), and their presence is of course even more […]

To Build Without Frontiers

Or how a painter’s canvas turns into a universal building component Text: Vilmos Katona The international trend of art born in 1946 which was planted in South America in the wake of the Russian avantgarde of a generation of artists such as Malevich, Kandinsky, Tatlin and Lisicky had already made firm steps towards the novelty […]

Global Sphere: A World Exhibition in Kazakhstan

EXPO 2017, Astana, 10 June – 10 September 2017 Text and photos: Pál Lővei It is a unique experience to stand by a huge sphere but it is not a less impressive spectacle from a distance either: designed by the Chicago-based Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill the sphere pavilion has been the most powerful attraction […]

Architectural Education and Research in Norway Through the Eyes of a Hungarian

Study Tour of the Architectural Doctoral School in Norway Text: Eszter Baku In 2016 the Faculty of Architecture of BME successfully applied for the EGT Norwegian Fund to a project meant to establish cooperation between institutions. The primary goal was ont he one hand to build up new international relations, firstly with the Trondheim-based (Norway) […]

Vágó 140 – Schiffer 150

Architectural History Conference, 2017 Text: Zsuzsanna Ordasi On September 16th, a conference surveying a most significant chapter of 20th-century architectural history was held at No. 19/b Munkácsy Street in Schiffer Mansion, organised by Anikó Dvorszky and Zsuzsanna Ordasi. The lecturers commemorated architect József Vágó and entrepreneur Miksa (Mihály) Schiffer as both of the outstanding individuals […]