György Csete (1937)
...I'm entirely happy here. This
is one of the oldest holy and memorial places of the nation. It
has been held in evidence ever since the Conquest of 896, but no
one really knew why. As a matter of fact, when Chief Árpád rode
with his chieftains along the Tisza River all the way down here,
even he knew it was a sacred place. The fact that I was able to
live here for the five months that these buildings were being built
was happiness itself, I was entirely happy, I couldn't wish for
...I'm a lone wolf, or rather warrior, one who does not forgive,
not even himself, and who has to be in the front line. That's what
my name means, too. My name, as far as I know, is a thousand or
two-thousand year old name, a family name that expresses what that
person's job is. In other words, being a "csete" in battle meant
you had to be in the front lines. If this is the name you wear
on your back then you have to try to be true to it. Your name binds
you not to settle for less. To be the first, as best you can. I
respect the other firsts too, I respect architectural achievements
and the achievements of others, but of course those were created
in relation to their own best abilities, not in relation to me.
That's what I mean by respecting them.
...I have two sons, who are naturally outstanding, beautiful and
strong, and I hold them in high esteem. I wish I had more than
two, four, or twenty-four. It turned out that what I achieved doesn't
really make a difference, I could have supported a lot more children
and raised them decently.
Ópusztaszer - National Historical Memorial Park: Church of Forests,
House and Home of Hungarians of the World, Redwood House
"First, as a symbolic act the church of the forests, the Green
Church was built of sweet-scented larch. Sizeable stumps from a
weeping willow serve as its altars, both on the inside and outside.
To the right and left of the church's axis we find the arc of five
domes on either side. Beneath them is the Forest Museum's exhibit
on the history of the forest, the interdependency of man and wood,
the forest's living organisms, and many other aspects of the theme
arranged on single and double levels, connected by covered bridges.
At the top of the domes, which let the light in, leaves tinkle
in the wind, while further off we see poplars and willows on the
flood plains of the Tisza River. (...)
Shelter made of bent material is an architectural archetype, which
symbolises erosion, a basic law of nature, as well as pentatonality;
it is a pyramid form and a musical form at the same time, the basic
formula of organic architecture. The oldest known depiction of
such a form was found on a 6,000-year-old stamp-cylinder from Mesopotamia.
It is the origin of almost all objects made by nations of horsemen:
the wheel, the cart, horse-back riding, the bow, and shelter."