Cubic Fates

The reinterpretation of Hungary’s cubic houses building stock Text and illustration: Tünde Krisztina Tóth From the mid-20th century on, cubic houses mushroomed with an unstoppable speed, which deeply hit the history of Hungarian housing development. The overwhelming majority of homes in Hungary had been badly damaged during World War II, and rebuilding the missing houses […]

Where is the Architecture of the Future Born?

10+1 questions on the Solar Decathlon Text: István Csúsz (KOEB) Photos: Képkocka / Gergő Potyondi Solar Decathlon is a series of contests with 10 challenges for university students ambitioning to popularize sustainable architecture and experiments to find new solutions. It was launched by the US governmental office of energetics in 2002. They primarily focussed on […]

Commemorating Jenő Rimanóczy

Text: András Ferkai Yet another outstanding representative of the great old generation has left us behind. Jenő Rimanóczy, an architect awarded Ybl Prize passed away on June 29th. Starting his career after 1956, he was a member of the generation that played a key role in state-managed design. He fulfilled his ambitions as a significant […]

The Meaning in Architecture

How do man-made spaces address us? Text: Zsófia Francsicsné Szántay In the context of architecture, the concepts of meaning, interpretation, reading, as well as adjectives like signifying, iconic, symbolic and emblematic often appear as references to buildings and their spaces in professional discourses discussing architectural theory and design. This article surveys issues of architectural semantics, […]

Architectural Atmosperes

Text: Szilárd Suba-Faluvégi What makes the difference between two buildings with regard to quality? What is high-standard architecture like? Why do we like being in one building, whilst we find another unbearable? These are common questions when we think about architecture. Periods of human history had various answers to them; referring to ornamentation through inauguration […]