Magic, Medium, Muse, Sanctuary

On the Role of Modelling in Design and Education Today Text: András Márk Bartha There are fewer and fewer models in architectural studios, the culture of model making is disappearing in architectural design and education. Why is it worth keeping this tradition alive, and what do we lose by abandoning genuine models altogether? The author […]

Surveys of the Holy Land in the Footsteps of King Andrew II

Castellum Regis, Milia, Israel Text and photos: Vilmos Katona In the early spring of 2022, the author of this study was asked by the Hungarian Chapter of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem to carry out a survey of a section of the medieval fortress in Milia in Israel with the help of […]

Spa along the Great Boulevard in Budapest

Spa and the House of Architect Vilmos Freund Text: András Jeney Vilmos Freund was one of the most prolific architects active in Budapest during the revivalist Historicist period, designing more than fifty buildings. Three of his works were built along the Great Boulevard: one of them was the boulevard baths (Körúti fürdő), which was also […]

Adaptive Reuse

The Enlargement of the Historic Former Hospital of Meursault, France Text: Rafah Makhoul Photos: Martin Argyroglo Traditional conservation practice is increasingly proving inadequate to address the cultural, economic and environmental challenges facing the vast and diverse array of historic buildings and sites currently in need of renewal. While there is many evidence that the heritage […]

Giant Doors to the (Other) World

The Birth of a Future City Text and drawings: Péter Magyar According to his own admission, Péter Magyar has always wanted to invent a “self-designing” work. He actually drew a few sketches in the right proportions and scales, then in the summer of 2022, on his way from Budapest to the Bauhaus in Dessau, he […]