Revisiting interbellum architecture of Hungary





Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


Though there are fans of the “Bauhaus style” and the term is largely used by the real estate market (in an incorrect way), modern architecture cannot arouse interest and sympathy in the majority of Hungarian society. Far from being a closed chapter, interwar architecture does not stand in the lime-light of Hungarian historiography either. This paper tries to find causes of this indifference and highlight achievements in historiography and preservation. Its aim is in particular to report on new scholarly publications as well as case studies that are occasionally good examples but more often controversial.

How to Cite

Ferkai, A. (2018). Revisiting interbellum architecture of Hungary. Docomomo Journal, (59), 12–17.




Author Biography

András Ferkai, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

(Hungary, 1953). DSc, architect, professor of architectural history (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design). Visiting Scholar of CCA Montreal (1998). Member of docomomo ISC/Registers (1996-2002). Ybl Prize for architecture (2002); Lajos Németh Prize for art history (2007). His research focuses on intellectual and professional history of 20th century architecture and housing.