Exhibition of the MOME Architecture Institute
finissage: 2021 11 15
The nexus between housing and architecture is of the same age as the profession itself. Thus, it is not a coincidence that the topic emerges permanently in the architectural education. As regards housing, for many a complex set of problems come to mind: nowadays the establishment and maintenance of an affordable and healthy dwelling are causing broad societal challenges that is threatening everyone from those pushed to the periphery to those in the center. In the Architecture Institute at MOME, our peers analyze the questions of housing from time to time, both students and teachers. This exhibition presents student projects focusing on the planning and design of dwellings from the past one year.
As a years-long tradition, second-year BA students study the planning of living quarters for a year. First, they must outline a family house design, and then in the second semester they blueprint a multihousehold housing plan. In the academic year 2020/2021, the students were guided by Tamás Getto and András Göde and in both semesters they worked on designs for Wekerle-telep.
At the master’s program, every year is organized around a buzzword. 2020/2021 was a year of housing on the graduate level. First-year graduates worked on modular dwellings of 30-60-90 m², on the recommendation by Habitat for Humanity Hungary. The guiding principle was a method of cheap and volunteer-built house. Essential requirement was to avoid the creation of undervalued and under-the-standard dwellings for those in extreme poverty and to provide a plan that might offer a likable alternative for every social groups even on a free market. The preliminary work and the building of a prototype together with the organization and the faculty prove the success of the project.
Final-year MA student also dealt with housing in their diploma works that they interpreted and approached in multifold ways: for example, a plan was made for a psychotherapeutic center; for childrens hospital complex that can host the patients and their families; a standard model for a Roma community in Transylvania; or a housing complex helping the re-integration of homeless people.
On the exhibition one can see tableaus and models, and as regards the Wekerle course, also drawings and paintings.
Enikő Balogh, Beáta Bocska, Bianka Bús, Lilla Czigány, Kázmér Domokos, Sára Farkas, Dorottya Füleky, Lili Gárdos, Júlia Gunther, Veronika Róza Háló, Krisztina Horváth, Eszter Kaderják, Dorottya Kéry, Csenge Király, Hanna Kopacz, Áron Kovács, Hanna Kubinyi, Ábel Laki, Kristóf Lipótzy, Albert Manhertz, Szilárd Matl, Elvira Monti, Flóra Offra, Sára Pintér, Anna Pongrácz, Janka Répás, Eszter Réti, Vince Rudolf, Anna Soóki-Tóth, Szilárd Suba-Faluvégi, Oszkár Szelevényi, Zita Mária Técsi, Borbála Véghelyi, Dóra Veres