A Developing Garden City

Changes in the Local Centre System in District XVI Budapest Text: Anna Kornélia Losonczy, Melinda Benkő, Annamária Orbán District No XVI of Budapest was created by uniting four villages, Cinkota, Rákosszentmihály, Sashalom and Mátyásföld, which then had stood at various stages of development because of the historic evolution. Actually, they have preserved their independent identities […]

Models in the Spirit of a Successful Cooperation

Works by Students of Architecture at Győző Czigler’s Memorial Exhibition Text: Enikő Tóth Photos: MÉM MDK The Documentation Centre of Historic Buildings Protection of the Museum of Hungarian Architecture, and the Municipal Archives of Budapest started a cooperation in January 2020 to organise a memorial exhibition on the 170th anniversary of architect Győző Czigler’s birth […]

William Burges died 140 years ago

Commemoration of an Outstanding Artist of the Victorian Architecture Text: András Jeney William Burges was a remarkable British historicist architect. He considered himself not only an architect but also a painter, sculptor and an industrial designer. He was a great fan of the Early French Gothic style, he designed his works mainly in this style. […]

János Wanner in Switzerland

The Oeuvre Of An Architect Text: Zoltán Szécsi Owing to his eternal merits and achievements in introducing and facilitating the evolution of early Modernist architecture in Hungary, János Wanner’s name has a fine ring as of today for the best and well-informed Hungarian professionals. His father was a Swiss-born craftsman, who came to settle down […]

Aula Marmorea, a Mysterious Building by King Matthias

Psychohistoric and Hermeneutic Outlines Text: József Zelnik King Matthias of Hungary was a contemporary of Hieronymus Bosch. They were influenced by similar cultural trends, and both of them had access to the most important information of the world then. Both may have been deeply shocked by the challenge that concerned the Christian faith during the […]

Reconnect – Reunion

Budapest Architectural Films Festival 2021 Text: Mária Tatai Photos: KÉK Last year the films of the Budapest Architecture Centre were shown in Toldi cinema, whereas this year the programmes are followed online at home, in everyone’s home-cinema. The title of the events encourage us to make a survey or even review: what was the world […]