Contemporary Architect Offices - BMEEPIP0893



    Head of course:      József Árva DLA
    Hours per week:      2 hours lecture
    Credits:                  2 credits

    Requirements:        Participation in 70% of the lessons is set as a condition. 
                                 Only the active practice counts for presence.
    Final requirements: critical presentation submission // oral exam

    ’Contemporary Architectural Offices’ is a theoretical course about contemporary Hungarian architecture. Guest lecturer Hungarian architects take lectures and site visits week by week from new buildings.

    The aim of Contemporary Architectural Offices course is twofold. On the one hand, it intends to complete practical experience in university architectural education, on the other hand, would like to draw attention to the importance of architectural criticism, which is essential part of professional architectural practice.

    For these purposes, during the semester, week by week we invite a well-known Hungarian architect / office as guest lecturer to presents its practice, plans and buildings in the form of a lecture or a site visit. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the lectures will take place online on MS Teams.

    Teams code: sb77w0f

    The online lectures are in English language.

    In the end of the semester during an oral exam every student has to make a critical presentation from one of the building which was presented in the course. The theme of the presentation will be given on the last lecture on the 30th April 2021. On the 7th May 2021 there will be a consultation event according to the time schedule. The presentation should analyse the choosen building based on the author’s own point of view and opinion, plus have to compare with a similar building from the author’s home country. The final presentation has to be a scientific and theoretical architectural student lecture in maximum 6 minutes and 15 slides.


    1st week // 12th February 2021. Friday 15:15 // online lecture
    Introductory lecture - lecturer: József Árva DLA, Dávid Szabó DLA

    2nd week // 19th February 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture 
    Hideg House – lecturer: Attila Béres, Béres Architects

    3rd week // 26th February 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture 
    Újpest New Market-Hall and UP Event Space – lecturer: Zoltán Bun PhD, Firka Architectural Studio

    4th week // 5th March 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture 
    Time Box, Temporary Exhibition Pavilions – lecturer: Gergely Sági 

    5th week // 12th March 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture  
    National Conservation and Storage Centre – lecturer: Zsolt Vasáros DLA, Narmer Architecture Studio

    6th week // 19th March 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture
    Tanpo Solar School – lecturer: Balázs Szelecsényi

    7th week // 26th March 2021. Friday // no lecture
    Preliminary studio week

    8th week // 2nd April 2021. Friday // no lecture
    Good Friday

    9th week // 9th April 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture
    6th Guest lecture – guest lecturer

    10th week // 16th April 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture
    7th Guest lecture – guest lecturer

    11th week // 23rd April 2021. Friday 14:15 // online lecture
    8th Guest lecture – guest lecturer

    12th week // 30th April 2021 Friday 14:15 // online lecture
    Closing lecture about final presentation and choosing theme - lecturer: József Árva DLA

    13th week // 7th May 2021 Friday 14:15 // online lecture
    Consultation - lecturer: József Árva DLA

    14th week // 14th May Friday // no lecture
    Project finalisation week

    16th week // 27th May 2021. Thursday 24:00 // online submission
    Submission of final presentation on MOODLE system