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MAKONA Architectural Studio
Kecske utca 25
Budapest, 1034 Hungary
P.: (+36) 1-388-1702
www.makovecz.hu
Imre Makovecz
0472
Makó, a city renowned for its onions,
is planning a new pool and a fitness-
wellness center, which will fit into
the texture of the town, as witnessed
shown in this photograph.
0473
The Onion House in Makó is the towns
theater, as well as the venue for its
celebrations.
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0475
The centralized world of communism
and the world of finance are two sides
of the same coin. It was in the face of
this that we built the so-called “village
houses” in the 1970s, when communist
policy targeted the destruction of
villages. The population of Kakasd is
comprised of Germans (Swabians) and
Székely Hungarians from Bukovina.
After World War II, the former were
killed or deported to Germany, while
the latter were expelled from Romania
to find a home here.
0476
In Csíkszereda (Miercurea-Cius,
Romania), ancient six- and seven-
hundred-year old cross-shaped
tombstones lean against the extant
medieval church. One was used for
the two towers of the new church.
Four bronze angels guard the central
skylight of the main building.
0474
The tower on the left is the German
Tower. Inside and behind it are local
government spaces and a bank, because
the Germans are better at this. While
the tower on the right is the Székely
Tower with the big hall dedicated
to celebrations, dance, and words,
because the Székelys are better at this.
The pub where the Germans ask for a
spritzer, and the Székelys for a fröcss,
is situated in the middle. What good
is a central headquarters if it divides
people?
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The Church of Upper Christinatown
of Budapest rests on earlier layers.
Building began during World War II but
was discontinued under communism.
They built one story on top, which was
used as a disco. Blasphemy!
0478
In Kolozsvár (Cluj, Romania), this was
the realization of an old plan that for
eight years Mayor Funar had vetoed.
But in the end the Székely Towers,
the ribbed interior, and the gates were
finished as well. The Székelys are
Romania’s Irish or Scotch.
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0479
Komárom (Komarno, Slovakia) was built
in the 12th century at the confluence
of the Duna and the Vág rivers. On a
eighteenth century etching, the town
is within the castle walls. In the
eighteenth century the town was
demolished to make room for a fort.
We have rebuilt the city on blueprints
without cars, noise, or air pollution,
so that even a child should be able to
go to kindergarten without being
accompanied by an adult.
0480
Catholic University, Piliscsaba. In 1990,
after the occupying army left Hungary,
the state gave the former Soviet
barracks to the Catholic Church. We
started construction after clearing
away the mental, spiritual, and physical
filth. The Stephaneum received its
name in honor of St. Stephen. The first
of its kind in Hungary, the building is
about the space-time continuum,
where what counts is not Euclidean
geometry, but the drama inherent in
the interplay of space and time.
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