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QE2 Designer - Stefan Buzas
« on: Apr 01, 2018, 01:04 PM »
Hungarian-born architect who helped raise design standards across the UK

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2008/oct/23/stefan-buzaz-obituary-architecture

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Born: 16 January 1915 in Talpoca, Hungary
Died: 2 October 2008

His Jewish father, a lawyer was involved in the 100 day communist government in 1919 in Budapest and as a result of his involvement,  the family was  forced to flee to Vienna, where Stefan was Educated at the Technische Hochschule Faculty of Architecture.

1938: Because of the political situation in Europe he was sent to London. Stefas studied at the Architectural Association School, where he graduated in 1940.

Following his graduation, he was a teacher at the Architecture Department of the Kingston School of Art

1942:  Married Opera singer, Joan Mills
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Re: QE2 Designer - Stefan Buzas
« Reply #1 on: Apr 03, 2018, 02:40 PM »
Stefan Buzas Public Areas design on QE2:

The London Gallery (Boat Deck) portside on boat deck was originally designed by Stefan Buzas and Alan Irvine.  The London Gallery, used as a display area for British art, was removed at the time of the 1972 refit.

Shopping Arcade (Boat Deck): In 1969 there were  Arcades of shops on either side of the theatre balcony originally designed by Stefan Buzas and Alan Irvine. The Shopping Arcade was moved aft during the 1972 refit.

736 Club (Boat Deck) Stefan was responsible for the design along with his partner Alan Irvine

QE2 Two Deck Cabins, Stefan Buzzard and Alan Irvine:
2076      Buzas and Irvine
2078      Buzas and Irvine
2080      Buzas and Irvine
2082      Buzas and Irvine
2084      Buzas and Irvine
2086      Buzas and Irvine
2088      Buzas and Irvine
2090      Buzas and Irvine
2092      Buzas and Irvine

2069      Stefan Buzas and Alan Irvine
2071      Buzas and Irvine
2073      Buzas and Irvine
2075      Buzas and Irvine
2077      Buzas and Irvine
2079      Buzas and Irvine
2081      Buzas and Irvine
2083      Buzas and Irvine
2085      Buzas and Irvine

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See also: Changes to public areas]
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Re: QE2 Designer - Stefan Buzas
« Reply #2 on: Apr 03, 2018, 02:59 PM »
Here he is...
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Re: QE2 Designer - Stefan Buzas
« Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2018, 04:15 PM »
Brilliant picture. It is good when you can see a picture of a person.

Are there any other areas of QE2 that he designed? Apart from what is listed above.
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Re: QE2 Designer - Stefan Buzas
« Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2018, 02:33 PM »
Lynda

This links to Stefan Buzas' obituary, written by his son-in-law, Alan Irvine and published in The Guardian on 23rd October 2008, just days before QE2 left Southampton for the last time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituaryjames-gardner-1613200.html
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QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: QE2 Designer - Stefan Buzas
« Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2018, 04:31 PM »
Excellent, thanks Rosie
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Re: QE2 Designer - Stefan Buzas
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2018, 10:52 PM »
Michael,

Thank you for the series of designer images you attached to these posts.  Are the photos all from around 1967/1968 - they're very atmospheric of the time. 

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