Light in Space – Space in Light

The Subsequent Revolutions of the Light in Architecture Text: Sándor Böröcz October 22nd, 1879, Menlo Park, New Jersey – this day is regarded by many as a milestone in the history of electric lighting, as it was then that Edison and his colleagues managed to create an electric light operating for more than 13 hours […]

„Light helps to understan d space”

Interview with Ta más Bányai and Ferenc Haász lighting designers Apropos of the award titled the Master of Light Krisztina Somogyi has made an interview with the winner of the first year of the award (2015/16), Tamás Bányai, theatre lighting designer, who designed the lighting of underground line No. 4 and Ferenc Haász, architectural lighting […]

Everything Turns into a Screen

Light Architecture and Animation The article below presents a new area of light architecture, namely animation combined with building lighting. In a brief introduction, it surveys the role of artificial light in architecture, describes media facades, the potentials and possibilities of the interactions between virtual and genuine, man-made environment.

Balkrishna Doshi

Pritzker Prize 2018 Text: Eszter Götz Photos: VSF Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has continually exhibited the objectives of the Pritzker Architecture Prize to the highest degree. He has been practicing the art of architecture, demonstrating substantial contributions to humanity, for over 60 years. By granting him the award this year, the Pritzker Prize jury recognizes […]

An Early Modernist Classic 100 – or 55 – Years Later

Otto Wagner’s Oeuvre Exhibition and Catalogue Municipal Museum, Vienna, 15 March – 7 October 2018 Just 100 years ago, on April 11th, 1918 Otto Wagner, an outstanding figure of fin-de-siècle Viennese and international architecture died. This anniversary was the occasion to organise his oeuvre exhibition as well as to edit a comprehensive catalogue. The venue […]

SOS Brutalismus

Az W, Vienna, May 3rd – August 6th 2018 Text: Márta Branczik The exhibition titled SOS Brutalismus in Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) (see in MÉ volume 2018/1) has moved closer to us after Frankfurt and can be seen now in Architekturzentrum Wien. These are the apropos of which we decided to present this selection in more […]

„Facing the Railways”

Contemporary Railways Development Viewed by an Architect Text: Zoltán Tóth An important aspect when designing environmentally friendly technologies is the construction of modern networks of transport. Experts have worked out complicated systems to respond to the changes of communal transport going over regional borders, a humane transformation of urban public transport systems, as well as […]