2017-04-10 Banner Konferencia




balogh istvanThe Department of Graphics, Form and Design of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is pleased to announce the inaugural 2017 edition of its annual international conference: The Art of Drawing & Form.

The conference will take place in Budapest on 10-11 April, 2017.

The conference is dedicated to the memory of Dr. István Balogh (architect, painter, 1927 - 2015) distinguished late professor of the department.

The event is sponsored by the BME Faculty of Architecture.

Participation at the conference is free of charge.




10 April 2017 - Monday - BME Central Building Room #210


01.30 - 02.00   Registration

02.00 - 02.10   Greetings / Program Overview

02.10 - 02.30   BALOGH, B.: In Memoriam Dr. István Balogh

02.30 - 03.10   Opening Lecture - GHEORGHE, A.: On Digital Architectural Thinking & Tectonics (abstract: see below)

03.10 - 03.50   Opening Lecture - SANTUCCIO, S.: Carnets de Voyage (abstract: see below)

03.50 - 04.00   Q & A

04.00 - 04.25   Coffee Break / Poster Session - ÜVEGES, G., PÁLÓCZI, T., CZEGLÉDI, P.: experiMENTAL (abstract)

04.25 - 04.45   ÜVEGES, G.: Space and Form Creation on the Borderland of Arts and Architecture (abstract)

04.45 - 05.05   PÁLÓCZI, T., LASSU P.: Naturally Digital (abstract)

05.05 - 05.25   CHIAVONI, E.: Rome and its Domes – Drawing, Art and Architecture (abstract)

05.25 - 05.45   KÓRÓDY, A.: Churches Extended in T-shape – An Analysis of Historic Design Methods in the Early 20th Century, Based on the Archive of the BME Dept. of History of Architecture and Monuments (abstract)

05.45 - 05.50   Wrap-up


11 April 2017 - Tuesday - BME Central Building Room #210


08.45 - 09.00   Registration

09.00 - 09.05   Program Overview

09.05 - 09.25   NEMES, G.: István Balogh and the tradition of the "veduta" in the Hungarian fine art

09.25 - 10.05   Opening Lecture - VÁRKONYI, P.: Math Shaping Arts (abstract: see below)

10.05 - 10.45   Opening Lecture - DOUGHERTY, J.: Architectural Design Techniques of Urban Buildings in the Belle Époque (abstract: see below)

10.45 - 10.55   Q & A

10.55 - 11.15   Coffee Break

11.15 - 11.35   VÁLI, I.: How Does the Form and Shape of Objects Influence our Acts? (abstract)

11.35 - 11.55   TARI, G.: Landscape and Cityscape Abstraction as a Genre to Develop the Compositional Skills of Architecture Students (abstract)

11.55 - 12.15   KRÄHLING, J., BAKU, E., FEHÉR, K., PILSITZ, M.: The Historic Architectural Form and Design – An Analysis of Historic Design Methods in the Archive of the BME Dept. of History of Architecture and Monuments (abstract)

12.15 - 12.35   SEBESTÉNY, F.: Spatial Installations in Community Spaces

12.35 - 12.40   Wrap-up




James Dougherty: Architectural Design Techniques of Urban Buildings in the Belle Époque

Have you strolled the historic centers of cities in Europe and marveled at the exquisite character of the built environment? Have you wondered how building after building was designed to such a consistently high degree of excellence and harmony – from the large urban forms, down to the small details? Together during this presentation, we will explore the specific physical design techniques employed by architects of the Belle Époque to achieve these stunning results.


 James Dougherty is a Principal and Director of Design at Dover, Kohl & Partners – an international town planning practice located in Miami, Florida. James has dedicated his career to helping communities envision and implement a more walkable, sustainable future. He began working with Dover-Kohl in 1996 and has participated in design and form-based coding charrettes throughout the United States and abroad. James works closely with the firm’s Principals, Project Directors and Urban Designers to establish the design direction of each of the office’s projects. He participates in all aspects of the office’s work, including public involvement, development of master plans, regulating plans and form-based codes. James also specializes in the creation of many of the company’s three-dimensional illustrations, using a blend of hand-drawn and computer techniques.

James’ graphics and visualizations illustrating sustainable urban design and form-based code principles have been published in over fifteen books. He co-curated the 2012 exhibit 'The Art of the New Urbanism' featuring over 200 visualization artworks by leading practitioners of the New Urbanist movement. James founded and continues to co-lead the Congress for the New Urbanism’s urban design and illustration training series, the CNU Art Room. James was honored to receive the 2012 Congress for the New Urbanism Florida’s 'Charles A. Barrett Memorial Award for Continuing Excellence in Architecture And Urban Design'. The American Society of Architectural Illustrators has presented James with 'Awards of Excellence' in their prestigious Architecture in Perspective (AIP) 24 and 25 international competitions, and 'Top Informal Category Award' in their AIP 29 competition.


Andrei GheorgheOn Digital Architectural Thinking & Tectonics

With the advent of digital technologies in the discipline of architecture the architecture profession is on the verge of change. Digital tools continuously transform our approach towards architectural concepts and design. How will these technologies transform the way we think, understand and conceive architectural design in future?


 Andrei Gheorghe is a licensed architect and is currently teaching as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architecture / University of Applied Arts in Vienna where he initiated the Architecture Challenge Program in 2010.

Previously he was Assistant Professor in Architecture at Portland State University USA, where he developed pedagogy and research in digital media and fabrication. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and as a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard University, where he graduated with distinction and received the Harvard GSD Digital Design Prize. 

Andrei has taught at various institutions such as Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, SCI-ARC Los Angeles and Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he offered architectural design studios in the Career Discovery Program. Previously, he worked as an architect for international offices such as Jakob + MacFarlane, dEcoi Paris and Foreign Office Architects (FOA) London.

His research focus lies at the interface of design & technology in architecture, structures and digital media, a topic he lectured on at multiple institutions and conferences, and for which he was awarded the Harvard Digital Design Award in 2009 and the international AZ Award in 2015. Andrei is a PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts Vienna under the supervision of Hani Rashid and Klaus Bollinger. Since 2011 he is a regular writer for the bilingual architecture journal 'Architektur Aktuell'.

Salvatore Santuccio: Carnets de Voyage

Carnets de voyage. Also known as drawn travel reports. From natural landscaped through urban views to people sketches in a market, or on the street. All captured in watercolors whlie travelling far countries like India, Nepal, Camerun, Thailand; exploring islamic countries like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Emirates, and almost all parts of Europe.


Salvatore Santuccio was born in 1959, in Rome where he lives. He has a Phd in architecture and is currently a professor of drawing at Università di Camerino (Italy) and University of Miami (USA). Salvatore is a traveller and a watercolorist. His sketches have been published at various exhibitions in France, USA, Morocco and Italy. He is also the author of a series of books about modern architecture and urban sketching. One of his most recent works is a manual, titled 'Carnet de Voyage', published by Eyrolles, Paris.


Péter Várkonyi: Math Shaping Arts

The richness of artistic forms is driven by the creative minds of artists. The same richness is produced by strict rules of simple mathematical models. The unique motifs of an individual zebra or the synchronized motion of a fish-school can be derived from simple mathematical equations, yet their complexity inspires artists again and again. I invite the audience to discover some examples of the interaction between these two worlds and the beauty of mathematics.


Péter Várkonyi was born in 1979 in Budapest, Hungary. He got his MSc (2003) and PhD (2006) degrees in architecture. Since then, he has been active as researcher in applied mathematics and classical mechanics. Currently, he works as Associate Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He was a research scholar at Princeton University in 2006-07, and at the California Institute of Technology in 2009-10. Peter’s research interest includes pattern formation in physical processes, collective behavior of swarms, the interaction between geometry and mechanics, and the complex dynamics of simple mechanical systems with contacts. He is co-inventor of the popular 'Gömböc' shape.