Urbanistics with Corona Virus Fever?

Text: Richárd Ongjerth Disasters have played major roles in the development of cities in two different ways so far. Firstly, fires, floods, earthquakes, or even volcano eruptions often destroyed existing settlements, annihilating long-standing conditions, circumstances of existence.  Such events , however, also made it possible for towns and cities to further develop after rebirth in […]

Manifest for a Better World

From Nobel prize winning economists to renowned architects, 24 of the world’s leading thinkers and creatives have signed a manifesto for a cultural revival of the economy, as reported in european news outlets El Pais and Corriere della Sera. written in response to the current health pandemic, the open letter underlines the importance of culture […]

Closed or Open?

Thoughts Concerning the Conversion of the Quay in Budapest Text: Béla Nagy Dr.   The quay on the Pest side of Budapest is an integral part of the city, and also a prominent part of the cityscape accentuating the picturesque view of the riverbank from Pest to Buda, the silhouettes of Gellért Hill, the Buda […]

Collective House, Miskolc

Text: Kornélia Kissfazekas, Ádám Pirity Communal life is getting more and more popular. We can use shared cars, bicycles to  travel. Vacant lots in downtown zones are converted into communal gardens. Almost every kind of household appliance  can be rented even for a short period, including clothes and turning machines. In the field of work […]

Sándy – Konok: Intersection Points

Family History Exhibition in the Budapest Kunsthalle Text: Péter Bodó Photos: MÉM-MDK On his 90th birthday, painter Tamás Konok is celebrated by a joint exhibition organised by the Budapest Kunsthalle, the Museum of Hungarian Architecture and the Centre of Historic Building Protection and Documentation to honour his oeuvre. Konok’s art has been deeply influenced by […]

The Reality of Architecture – „There, We Have Everything”

To Attila Batár Aged 95 Text: Péter György Talking about architecture, we tend to exclusively look for correlations between political, cultural and social spheres, and then make them objects of critical analyses. The inseparable associations of physical and symbolic spaces prove again and again the role of architecture in politics and power. We find it […]