the wilderness downtown
time: 23.11.2010. location: lasnamäe, tallinn, estonia take the bus number 65 in a gloomy late autumn day. bus 65 is like a sightseeing line to lovers of housing estates (~ catastrophe tourists) it leaves from the airport, and meanders long long time in the deepest greyness. traveler would think that it is the end of the world, but bus takes a curve and a new endless row of blocks appears to the...
location: budapest, hungary time: 1950-1980 firstly some background knowledge. csepel is an island on the river danube, situated close to the historical budapest. it was an industrial area from the beginning of the 20th century, and in the 1950s it became a shining comet of socialist industry. not an accident that it is usually called ‘red’ csepel, referring to the communist roots. and the...
location: Budapest, Hungary time: 1972 - 84 there is a housing estate in south buda, where houses are in pastel colours. there is sunset, june, everytime. there are going fast and smooth buses, with green number on their side: 150 and 250. we are walking on the bachelor street, turn to fiancé street and reach poets park, after we turn right to best man street. houses are facing...
location: budapest, hungary time: 1968-78 1960s. we are close to the ‘end of modernism’, 1972, the explosion of pruitt-igoe, and architects begin to discover even in hungary, that something is wrong with monotonous housing blocks. they offer the idea of urban city for the next large housing estate project in budapest, which simply means a city where traditional urban atmosphere and...
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