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Lajos Kozma

Budapest, Hungary
born 1884, Kiskorpád

Lajos Kozma (June 8th, 1884 - November 26th, 1948) was one of the most authentic representatives of Hungarian Art Nouveau in the early-20th-century. He had an unprecedented influence on the European design through his drawings, buildings and furniture.

He came from Kiskorpád, a provincial..

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Alfréd Hajós

Budapest, Hungary
born 1878, Budapest

Hajós was born in Budapest, Hungary, as Arnold Guttmann. He was 13 years old when he felt compelled to become a good swimmer after his father drowned in the Danube River. He took the name Hajós (sailor in Hungarian) for his athletic career because it was a Hungarian name. Titled as the“Hungarian..

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Gedeon Gerlóczy

Budapest, Hungary
born 1895, Budapest

Gedeon Gerlóczy (June 28, 1895 – July 30, 1975) was a hungarian architect, came from a medical family. Breaking the tradition he achieved his engineer degree at the Imperial Joseph College. After a couple of years working in Hungary, he went to Munich to study engineering.

In the 20s he..

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Zoltán Gulyás

Budapest, Hungary
born 1930, Budapest

Zoltán Gulyás (April 10, 1930 - June 16, 2000) was a hungarian architect. He studied architecture at the Imperial Joseph College in Budapest.

He graduated in 1952, and start working at the atelier of István Janáky within the Institution for Public Building Design. He was involved in the..

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The Dunapark House designed by Béla Hofstätter and Ferenc Domány in 1935 is a luxurious urban mansions. An outstanding sign of Hungarian Modernism.

It's a five-storey building, six on the corner. The three entrances have their unique staircases. It became famous for its spectacular stairways...

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Városmajor Church

Budapest, Hungary
by Bertalan Árkay

Bertalan Árkay’s Városmajor Church and its belfry form an outstanding piece of art of the era between the two wars as well as of the history of Hungarian church architecture in general. The building, with its concrete structure and separate belltower, was the city's first modern church.

The..

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Bertalan Árkay

Budapest, Hungary
born 1901, Budapest

Bertalan Árkay (April 11, 1901 – November 23, 1971), son of architect Aladár Árkay, studied at Budapest Technical University until 1925 and subsequently worked under his father as well as in the Vienna offices of [[Peter Behrens]].

Together with his father, they designed the Roman Catholic..

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Gyula Rimanóczy

Budapest, Hungary
born 1903, Vienna

Gyula Rimanóczy (January 19, 1903 – December 21, 1958 ) was one of the most outstanding member of the Hungarian Modernism in the first half of the 20th century. Gyula Rimanóczy, a novatory master of modern church building, though he was an all-round designer of buildings having different..

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Designed by Gedeon Gerlóczy, this apartment building is part of the Hungarian National Monuments.

This building has two different parts. The ground and the first floors are for commercial use, above there are apartments. The terraces of the top two floors align the roofline of the adjacent..

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István Szabó

Budapest, Hungary
born 1914, Budapest

István Szabó (20 June 1914 – 13 October 1988) studied at the Royal Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest in 1929-1935, and opened his own office in 1936. As most of the alumni of the Academy, initially Szabó defined himself as an interior and furniture designer. Exhibition interiors and pavilion..

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Sándor Dévényi

Pécs, Hungary
born 1948, Pécs

Sándor Dévényi (27 November 1948 - ) is an award-winning Hungarian architect. Born in Pécs, he has been a major figure of local architecture from the 1980s, and as a friend and follower of Imre Makovecz, an important master of the so-called Hungarian organic architectural movement.

Dévényi..

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Franciska Bettelheim


born Újpest

One of the first practising female architects in Hungary with a university degree, Franciska Bettelheim was born into a well-off Jewish family and graduated around 1934, probably at the Budapest University of Technology. She lived in the industrial town of Újpest (since 1950 the 4th district of..

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The first published work by Franciska Bettelheim, a pioneering female architect in Hungary. It was designed and built in 1936 for the Löwy Dávid és fia factory, then owned by the Bettelheim family. The apartment building contains 12 one-room living unit, with shared toilets. All apartments are..

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Marianne Várnay

Szeged, Hungary
born 1898, Szeged

Marianne Sternberg was born in Szeged. Her father, Dezső Sternberg was the founding member of the Sternberg Ármin és Testvére factory of music instruments. She was amongst the first female students of the Budapest University of Technology, and graduated in 1924. In 1925, she became the first..

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The only known work of Szeged-born and –based architect Marianne Várnay to still exist. Várnay was the first woman to graduate as an architect in Hungary in 1924 and to be accepted as a member of the Association of Hungarian Engineers and Architects (Magyar Mérnök- és Építész Egylet, MMÉE) in..

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Margit Pázmándi


born 1930, Budatétény

Born in Budatétény (since 1950 Budapest, District 22) in 1930, Margit Pázmándi originally aimed to be a sculptor, but finally she graduated in 1952 at the Budapest University of Technology as an architect. From 1954 she worked at the state office responsible for public building design..

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The 12-flat building was constructed on a narrow plot between Hegyalja út and Aladár utca. The main façade turns towards east, with two parallel vertical strips of terraces. As there is a significant difference between the elevations of the two sides of the plot, the designer placed the entrance..

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The last work of noted architect Margit Pázmándi, this controversial development originally served as headquarters of the Central Command of the Workers’ Militia. Although it occupies a prominent and widely visible site on a Buda hill, the buildings plans, being a highly secured state object,..

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The building occupies a corner plot at the crossing of the Frankel Leó utca and Fekete Sas utca. The corner is accentuated by a terraced block, with the individual terrace walls painted in different, vivid, warm colors. The apartments are served by two staircases with elevators. The façade is..

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