International Convention of Architecture 2018 Budapest

Friday, 9 March 2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CET

Ludovika tér 2., Budapest, Budapest, 1083, Hungary

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Friday, 9 March 2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CET

Budapest, National University of Public Service , Ludovika tér 2., Budapest, Budapest, 1083, Hungary.

International Convention of Architecture

9. March 2018, Friday

Budapest, National University of Public Service (New event and sport hall, Ludovika tér 2)

Chair and chief organizer: Akos Moravanszky


08.00–09.00 Registration

09.00–09.20 Opening ceremony Zsolt Füleky Deputy State Secretary, András Krizsán MÉSZ-president

09.20–09.40 Akos Moravanszky, Titular Professor of the Theory of Architecture (ETH Zurich): Architecture and the metamorphosis of materials

09.40–10.30 lecture of Adam Caruso (Caruso St. John Architects,London)

10.30–11.00 Coffee break

11.00–11.50 lecture of Jan De Vylder (De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Gent, Belgium)

11.50–12.40 lecture of Philipp Esch (Esch SintzelArrchitekten, Zürich)

12.40–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.20 lecture of Momoyo Kajima (Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokió)

14.20–15.10 lecture of Alexander Brodsky (Bureau Alexander Brodsky, Moszkva)

15.10–15.40 Coffee break, award ceremony

15.40–16.30 lecture of Andrea Deplazes (Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, Chur, Svájc)

16.40–18.00 Guided tour on the new University Campus, guided by the designers

The central theme of the XV. International Convention of Architecture in Budapest, held in March 2018, is the metamorphosis of building materials. It investigates how one material can take over the characteristic form of another. Whether a brick wall exhibits patterns typical of woven textiles, or a concrete structure cites the shapes of pottery, form emancipates itself from the original material and becomes a carrier of cultural meaning. Conventional materials, new “ultra-materials”, traditional craftsmanship and digital fabrication all contribute to the interplay of forms and the creation of new possibilities.



Adam Caruso
Studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal. He worked for Florian Beigel and Arup Associates before establishing his own practice with Peter St John in 1990. He taught at the University of North London from 1990-2000, and was Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath from 2002-2005. He has been Visiting Professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, at the ETH Zurich, and on the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2011 Adam Caruso was appointed Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich. With his firm, Caruso has led the design of numerous art institutions, including the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize winning Newport Street Gallery in London.

Jan de Vylder
Studied architecture at Saint-Luc in Ghent. In 2000, he opened an office with Trice Hofkens, and since 2008 he has been working with Inge Vinck and Jo Tailleu as collaborators (architecten de vylder vinck tailleu). He worked from 1992 to 1997 at Frank Delmulle then joined Stéphane Beel's team. Since 2004, he teaches successively at the University of Ghent and at the School of Sciences of Art in Brussels. He won two awards in 2005: the Provincial Prize for Architecture of Oost-Vlaanderen and the Council Prize of the Association of Architects of the Province of East Flanders.

Philipp Esch
Graduated from ETH Zürich in 1992. After working for different architect’s offices in Basel, Berlin und Zürich he opened his own practice in 1999 (partnership with Stephan Sintzel in 2008). Apart from planning, Esch taught as an assistant at EPF Lausanne and ETH Zurich, as lecturer at HSLU Lucerne and from 2017 on at ZHAW Winterthur. Between 2002-04 Esch was editor of ‚Werk, Bauen + Wohnen’. Important buildings (selected): Wohnüberbauung Brunnmatt-Ost, Bern (awarded Best Building ‚Gold’ 2013 by Hochparterre, Award Berner Baukultur 2015), Fussgängerverbindung Chur (Steel Award 2014, Best Building ‚Bronze’ 2012 by Hochparterre).

Momoyo Kaijima
1991 Graduate from Japan Women's University, 1994 Graduate from Graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology, M.Eng., 1999 Graduate from Post-graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology. 2000- Assistant professor, 2009- Associate professor of University of Tsukuba. 2003 Visiting Faculty of Harvard GSD, 2005-07 ETHZ Guest Professor, Good Design Award: 2013. She is recently a Visiting Professor at the ETH Zurich. The studio with her partner Yoshinaru Tsukamoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, is well known for its domestic and cultural architecture and its research exploring the urban conditions of micro, ad hoc architecture.

Alexander Brodsky
Graduated 1978, The Moscow Architecture Institute. 1995 Professor of the Moscow Branch of the International Academy of Architecture. Member of the underground group Paper Architects operating in Russia in the 1980s, whose work centered on a refusal to take part in state sponsored architectural production of low-quality, standardized buildings. He worked alongside Ilya Utkin in his etchings of distorted cityscapes. Brodsky won his first architectural award in 1989 and was invited to New York. During the 1990s Brodsky produced contemporary art, moving to New York in 1996. In 2000 he returned to Russia, and returned to architecture. Brodsky frequently hailed as Russia’s greatest living architect, with many internationally known installations, and the most prestigious Russian awards.

Valentin Bearth
Studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Diploma: 1983. Shared office with Andrea Deplazes since 1988. Professor of design at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture since 2000. Visiting professor at the Università di Sassari (I) in 2003. 2007-2011: Director of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, USI. Bearth & Deplazes won numerous prestigious awards: 6th Mies van der Rohe-Award for Schule in Vella, more green building awards for Neue Monte-Rosa Hütte, among others American Architecture Gold Prize for Weingut Gantenbein etc.

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