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the ammunition of intellectual preparation: books, research results, educational programmes, heritage, opinion

Bivouac

The bivouac, or shelter, was a second semester project given to first-year students of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, beginning their studies in 2013. According to the tradition of the university's Institute of Architecture, the semester-long planning was followed by a...

How to read the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

This project is a rehabilitation of a former porcelain factory as a cultural center. The factory is in the town of Pécs, which is situated in the southern part of Hungary, near to Croatia. The factory was founded in 1853, to manufacture hard tile. It was famous for its artistic ceramics,...

Concept for the future of Buda Castle

In terms of the capital of Hungary, the lack of deliberated and valid visions for the future has been lamented many times. Architect Ferenc Potzner and his team have worked out a comprehensive and long-term concept for the Castle District of Buda which is "the heart of the country". To clarify...

What is architecture about?

Sometimes we need to stop and think of what for this huge effort, for whom, why and how do we build? Frans Jeursen Dutch phylosopher, Medievalist and art critic is explicitly searching new ways after post-modernism. He has a far-reaching and deep knowledge,  and a personal library with several...

Andras Bojti: Encounter with Axel Schultes in Berlin, 2002

During June and July 2002, I had exhibited my architecturally inspired glass sculptures at the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Berlin. Mr. Kamel Louafi, landscape architect, who had designed the impressive Park complex for the recent Hannover Expo, opened the exhibition. The...