To the right: Marcel Ferencz DLA was born in 1970 in Miskolc. He graduated from Árpád Gimnázium (Árpád High School) Budapest in 1989. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Budapest. He graduated in 1997 and was awarded the Diploma Prize of the Faculty of Architecture, TUB for his diploma project. Between 1993 and 1994 he worked for EARL SWENNSON Associate Architecture Company, USA, Nashville as an apprentice architect.

Between 1999 and 2004 he worked as an assistant lecturer in the freestyle drawing programme at the Department of Design, TUB. He wrote his DLA dissertation on drawing. In 2007 he obtained his MA and DLA degrees at the Technical University of Budapest.

He has been a member of NAPUR Architect Office since 1993. His projects have been exhibited at several national and international venues. Between 2007 and 2010 he was the senior lecturer for the Department of Architecture at the University of Debrecen. Besides being a successful publication, his “Hunnic bath” design was displayed on a separate board in 2002, at the 8th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Marcel Ferencz was awarded the Pro Architectura Prize in 2009 for the same building. The Barakonyi villa he designed in 2006 is included in the international architectural lexicon entitled The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.

At present he is an associate professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of Debrecen.


I summon you, hand
since my brain is unable to converse with me.

I implore you hand, Infinite You dwelling deep,
lift me from the torrent of my thoughts into your ethereal world.

Hand, guide me, give me time and a mystery my intellect cannot unravel.
Make me empty again before myself.

Draw hand,
draw apart the trodden paths of my jostling mind,
create the infinite in me.

My lines are no longer a slave to self-knowledge,
but serve you, my innocent years.

Hand, let me enter briefly through your lines
the place from where there is no desire to return.