Thursday, 24th of October, 6.30 PM
Contemporary Slovak Architecture uniting the modern and the organic
Guest: Sebastian Nagy
Host: Wesselényi-Garay Andor architect, scientific associate the Hungarian Academy of Arts’ Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology
In September 2018, the Hungarian Academy of Arts’ Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology launched a series of lectures on contemporary architecture titled Haza a mélyben (Nation within), aimed at exploring the works of architects from Hungarian communities across the border. The lecture series sought to determine to what extent architectural practice is defined by a conscious or unconscious attachment to national identity.
Sebastian Nagy was born in Nitra, where he developed a keen interest in architecture from an early age. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, but his work was also largely influenced by his studies at the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. Today he boasts of numerous remarkable realized projects. He has been working closely with Slovakian architect Ivan Matušík since 2002, when the duo won the international tender for the revitalization of the Bratislava Castle.
His architecture is characterized by European traditions, carefully researched materials, and precisely elaborated details. For each project, he analyzes and utilizes the natural features of the site when developing the concept of his building design. His projects have earned him various prestigious awards, such as his TRIANGOLO Residential House project, which received the prestigious Dušan Jurkovič Prize (2008) or the OTIO House, for which he was awarded the CE.ZA.AR audience prize (2011).
In his work, he utilizes powerful colors and the structure of natural materials to create harmony between architectural composition and nature.
He loves to experiment, but it is even more important for him that people enjoy the spaces he creates. His main motto is: “Creativity is a necessity, not a luxury!”.
To register for the lecture, please visit www.mma-mmki.hu.
Upcoming fall lectures: János Krcho – November 28, 2019.
Chamber members can request 1 Credit per block (1.000 Ft). MÉK 2019/14