The Most Hungarian European

Károly Kós Exhibition in Paris Text: Anthony Gall Opened virtually in November, 2020, it is a „genuine” exhibition in the Paris-based culture centre of Hungary titled L’architecte le plus hongrois dans l’Europe au XX. siècle, or Károly Kós, the most Hungarian European architect of the 20th century. This programme in Paris is already the third […]

The architect of the Hungarian Jewish emancipation

Ágnes Ivett Oszkó: Lipót Baumhorn. Holnap Kiadó, 2020 Text: Rudolf Klein This work by Ágnes Oszkó was published by Holnap Kiadó in the series titled the Masters of Architecture, one of the most detailed and comprehensive series of specialist books not only in Hungary, but also in the wider region. In the year 2020 the […]

A Modular Residential Tower

The Construction System by Schömer The majority of the Earth’s population today lives among inadequate housing conditions. There is a huge demand for flats, but it is also an important priority apply construction methods that minimize the environmental load and prefer affordable architectural solutions instead of the formerly used costly and wasteful ones. Hereby we […]

In Memory of Our Glorious Dead

Vanishing Houses in Budapest Text: Tamás Ulrich In the past few years a large number of precious houses have disappeared from Budapest that embodied unique values with their past and architectural significance. Hereby we are presenting a list of the losses far from being complete. Demolished buildings, abandoned houses, that were present with us 100-200 […]

Space with a Neutral or Multiple Character?

The Birth of a New Sacred Typology Text: Zoltán Major The developments and processes of globalisation and multiculturality appear in contemporary societies both informally and formally, they are translated into our urban spaces. When immigrating groups of people recycle, reutilize and transform existing buildings that tend to be abandoned, they do not do it with […]

Non-Referential Architecture

Valerio Olgiati’s Architecture as Reflected in His Own Design Theory Text: Bendegúz Zacher The comprehensive thoroughness featuring the book titled Non-Referential Architecture by Valerio Olgiati is a rarity in the genre of contemporary design theoretical discourses. The standards of the text, as well as the typography, layout, the physical qualities of the hard-cover book also […]

Sabina Tanovic: Memory in Architecture

Contemporary memorial projects and their predecessors Text: Flóra Perényi Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sabina Tanovic is an architect graduating from the Sarajevo University, who started research into the theoretical background of the correlations of memory and architecture apropos of a professional invitation; in 2007 she was commissioned with the designs of the memorial site of the […]

The City as an Interface

Thoughts Apropos of Martijn de Waal’s The City as Interface Text: Imre Bokányi In a study published in 2014 in Rotterdam, de Waal projected the software parallels well-known from the specialist literature dealing with the smart cities to the complex systems of cities. The city as interface is the place where independent systems meet, interact […]