Photographer Katharina Roters Documents the Subversive Geometric Decorations of Hungarian Houses

When German-Hungarian photographer Katharina Roters moved to a Hungarian village in 2003, she became fascinated with the ornamental decorations of the “Magyar Kocka”, or Hungarian Cube, a type of single-family home created for Budapest’s suburbs and housing projects, that became closely identified with the postwar communist era. For her series aptly titled "Hungarian Cubes", Roters documened the houses by photographing some of the finest examples,stripped of all the surplus details, clearing out fences, railings, antennas, road signs, power lines, and the like, which enables the viewer to focus on the ornaments—and to see how they offered a rare opportunity for individualism under the conformity of the communist regime.

Find out more about Katharina Roters' work here.

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