November birthdays 3 - TWO HUNGARIAN ARCHITECTS

Frigyes Schulek and Imre Makovecz were also born in November. The two important figures of Hungarian architecture were born 94 years and a day apart (Schulek on the 19th, Makovecz on the 20th).


Frigyes Schulek (1841-1919) was an architect and university professor. His most important designs include the reconstruction of Matthias Church in Buda and the Church of Ják. His own design, the Fisherman's Bastion has become a city landmark of Budapest. 


Imre Makovecz (1935-2011) was the most significant architect of organic architecture in Hungary. He designed over one hundred buildings. He used traditional building materials, manly wood, for his designs. His goal was to make the buildings look like they had grown out of their environment.