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Proposition for the developement of the Budapest Central Town Hall site and its environs, 1910|

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Competition entry for the siting of the Queen Elisabeth Monument, 1910|Budapest, I. Szent György tér

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Plans for the Bárd-brothers’ House, 1906|Budapest, XIV. Ilka utca 44.

The Bárd brothers, who had commissioned the interior design of their music shop in 1900, had a villa planned by Lajta in 1906, which, however, never got constructed. The plans can be considered a variant of the second version of the plans for Dezső Malonyay’s villa, but the many corresponding details (roof terrace, ground floor...Read more...

Buildings in the Salgótarjáni Street Jewish Cemetery, 1904-1908| Budapest

According to our present knowledge, Béla Lajta’s relationship with the Pest Chevra Kadisa, the Jewish community’s burial society (responsible for the arrangement of its funeral matters and the maintenance of its cemeteries) began at the end of 1903. This year he won a competition for the construction of arcaded vaults in the Rákoskeresztúr (Kozma Street)...Read more...

Sepulchral monuments, 1903–1918|

Sepulchral monuments designed by Béla Lajta cca. 1903 1. Monument of Mrs. Dávid Leitersdorfer, born Teréz Ungár (mother of Béla Lajta) – Budapest, Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery 1904 2. Family vault of Sándor and Róza Schmidl – Budapest, Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery cca. 1904 3. Monument of Sándor Epstein and his family – Budapest, Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery 4. Monument of Béla Lederer –...Read more...

Jónás Hecht and Son’s Wholesale Textile Shop, warehouse and storefront, 1906–1907|Budapest, V. Szent István tér 15.

The decoratively yet monumentally concieved storeront at 15 Szent István Square was added to the wholesale textile shop of Jónás Hecht and Son in late 1907, to adorn the ground floor offices where in fact no retail activity was taking place. The light green tiles, the stylised riveting of the embossed brass flashing and the...Read more...

Sándor Schmidl and Son’s Shop of Exotic Goods, interior alterations and new storefront, 1905–1906|Budapest, V. Hercegprímás utca 11.

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Competition plans for the building of the Ministry for Religious Affairs and Public Education, 1905 (3rd prize)|Budapest, V. Balassi Bálint utca|

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Interiors of the Club of Erzsébetváros, 1905|Budapest, VII. Rákóczi út 28.

Béla Lajta was one of founders of the bourgeois-middle class club called ’Club of Erzsébetváros’ (‘Erzsébetvárosi Kaszinó’), which he also served as arts advisor. His brother, Lipót was one of the leading figures of the Casino, while the association’s cashier was Marcell Káldor, who later became Lajta’s father-in-law. The two gaming rooms, the restaurant and...Read more...

Fire-station, 1903–1904|Zenta (today Senta, Serbia)

This building, which he planned entirely on his own in 1903, is one of the most important works dating from Lajta’s ’lechnerian period’. The home of the small town’s fire brigade was completed by June 1904 and had cost 50 thousand crowns. The two smaller pavilions aligned with the street housed the officers’ rooms...Read more...

Manor house of Mór Klein, around 1903|Szirma, Borsod county|(together with the architect Ödön Lechner)

The manor-house of Sándor Klein in Szirma, whose plans Lajta worked on jointly with Ödön Lechner around 1902-1903 was the opus magnum of his ’lechnerian period’, along with the firefighters’ headquarters in Zenta. Sándor Klein, landowner, two years Lajta’s junior, might have acquired the lease of the estate in the village near Miskolc sometime around...Read more...

Competition plans for the arcaded vaults of the Rákoskeresztúr jewish cemetery, 1903 (1st prize)|Budapest, X. Kozma utca.|

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The oeuvre of Bela Lajta

Competition plans for the synagogue of the Lipótváros district, Music shop of Ferenc and Mór Bárd, Porch of the Café New York, Zenta Fire Station, Dezső Malonyay’s house, Wechselmann Boarding School for Blind Children, Family vault of Mrs. Benjámin Griesz, Jónás Hecht and Son’s Textile Shop, Charity Home of the Pest Chevra Kadisa, Ceremonial Building of the Salgótarjáni Street Jewish cemetery, Parisiana night club, Vocational Secondary School of Trade, Apartment block of the Harsányi Bros., Central office and apartment block of the Bank of Erzsébetváros, Shop and apartment block of the Lajta Bros., Budapest Public Library, Grammar School of the Pest Jewish Congregation…

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Biographical documents

Documents of the Leitersdorfer family, Studies, Marriage, Activity in professional organisations, Lajta-portraits, Items from the art collection, Fragments of oriental ceramics, Photographic collection, Correspondence, Texts on and by Béla Lajta…

News

BÉLA LAJTA VIRTUAL ARCHIVES The new English version of our homepage will be presented to the international audience on 06.06.2011 at the “Multilateral Exchange” of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in Barcelona. The topic of the workshop is: “New Technologies and Social Networks in the Diffusion of Heritage: Challenges and...Read more...

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