Posts Tagged ‘Lechner Ödön’

The Krsta Slavnic House, 1904-1905| Senta, Serbia, Adai Street 10.

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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...

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 Queen Elisabeth Monument, 1903|Budapest, I. Szent György tér|(with Ödön Lechner and the sculptor József Róna)

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Extension of the holiday house of Lipót Leitersdorfer Junior, 1901–1902|Budapest, II. Völgy utca|(together with the architect Ödön Lechner)

The first commissions Béla Lajta got from the Leitersdorfer family were for smaller jobs like conversions and extensions. In 1901–1902 he converted a simple one-floor house with a wooden veranda standing in a big garden into a holiday house for his elder brother in Völgy Street, Hűvösvölgy. The core of the extension was a large...Read more...

Porch of the Café New York, around 1902|Budapest, VII. Erzsébet körút 9–11.|(together with the architect Ödön Lechner)

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Competition plans for the Postal Administration Building, 1902|Pozsony (today Bratislava)|(together with the architect Ödön Lechner)

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Competition plans for the monument of the poet Mihály Vörösmarty, 1902 and 1903|Budapest, V. Vörösmarty tér|(1902: with János Horvay; 1903: with József Róna, 2nd prize)

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Competition plans for the Postal Administration Building, 1900|Zagreb

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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…

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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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