A Guide to the Ilona Nanasy Architectural Collection, 1978-2003 Nanasy, Ilona, Architectural Collection Ms2005-010

A Guide to the Ilona Nanasy Architectural Collection, 1978-2003

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2005-010


Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Processed by: Kristin Maki and Amy Shaffer Vilelle, Special Collections Staff

Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ilona Nanasy Architectural Collection 1978-2003
Please Note:
This collection has been added to the IAWA Small Collections (Ms2009-054). See the finding aid for that collection online .
4 oversize folders
Ilona Nanasy
Ilona Nanasy is an architect in Budapest, Hungary whose career began in 1978. The collection consists of information about residential, commercial, and competition projects.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Ilona Nanasy Architectural Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.

Preferred Citation

Ilona Nanasy Architectural Collection Ms2005-010, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Ilona Nanasy Architectural Collection was donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at the Special Collections by its creator via Milka Bliznakov in 2003. Additional drawings were acquired the same way in 2005.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Ilona Nanasy Architectural Collection took place in June 2005. Nanasy's collection was added to the IAWA Small Collections Ms2009-054 in 2009.

Biographical Information

Ilona Nanasay worked as the leading designer of public housing for the Hungarian Ministry of Housing from 1978-1991. In 1991, she opened her own architectural practice to design houses for private clients.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of architectural drawings and photographs of projects created by Ilona Nanasay between the years 1978-2003. There are black and white photocopies of plans for competition, residential, and commercial projects, most of which are in Budapest, Hungary. Some photographs show completed projects, while other images are computer generated and may be models of unbuilt projects. Most images are in color. Nanasay's curriculum vitae is also included in the collection. All materials are in Hungarian, and translations of the project names can be found on the reverse side of each project sheet.


The collection is arranged in four folders, one containing her curriculum vitae, the other three holding her competition, residential, and commercial projects. The contents of each folder are arranged chronologically with undated material at the end.

Contents List

Folder 10.1 (IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054)
Curriculum Vitae
Folder 10.2 (IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054)
Competition Projects, 1978-2000, n.d.
  • Diploma Project, Education Center, 1978
    (2 sheets)
  • Hotel Magnolia, 1979
    (3 sheets)
  • Recreation Center, 1980
    (3 sheets)
  • Hungarian Pavilion for the German International Exposition at Hannover, Germany, 2000
    (6 sheets, 2 images)
  • Social Housing, Kethely, Hungary
    (2 sheets)
  • Providencia Insurance Company, Budapest
    (5 sheets)
  • National Theatre, Budapest
    (1 image)
  • City Gate, Gyor, Hungary
    (1 sheet)
Folder 10.3 (IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054)
Commercial Projects, 1988-1993, n.d.
  • Technical School for Post Office Workers, Budapest, 1988
    (2 sheets, 3 photos)
  • Office Building and Apartments on Podmaniczky Street, Budapest, 1989
    (3 sheets, 2 images)
  • Council and Bank Office Building, Budapest, 1993
    (2 sheets, 3 photos)
  • Health Center, Budapest
    (1 sheet)
  • Shopping Center, Budapest
    (2 images)
  • Duna Towers, Budapest
    (1 image)
Folder 10.4 (IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054)
Residential Projects, 1985-2003, n.d.
  • Housing for the Elderly, Budapest, 1980-85
    (3 sheets, 1 image)
  • Village Housing Type, Hungary, 1989
    (3 sheets, 2 images)
  • Residence, Budapest, 1997
    (1 sheet, 2 images)
  • Guest House of the Department of the Interior, Budapest, 2001
    (6 sheets, 6 images)
  • Residence, Nagytarcsa, Hungary, 2003
    (1 image)
  • Residence, Leanyfalu, Hungary, 1993
    (1 sheet, 1 image)