Budapest has many faces. Some are well-known, others still withstand the attention of both foreigners and locals. Most apparent, however, is the contemporary transformation of the built environment which is visible from the centre to the periphery. In many cases, this process has unveiled the importance of historical sites (fallen partly into oblivion), as well as to new, “unexplored” territories.
All Eyes On Budapest aims at creating an archive of architecture of 20th century Budapest which is collecting contemporary projects (including urban interventions) as well as historical examples as a backdrop for reflection. The selection does not claim to generate either absolute objectiveness nor completeness but offers an exhaustive selection of (potentially) relevant projects. These are naturally subject to the filtering view of an architect’s mind which strives to set off a dialogue about the current transformation of Budapest.
Within the section of Locations, you will find the (ongoing) mapping of the selected project which enables visitors and locals to get direct, physical contact. This aspect is a crucial goal of the research reinforcing the idea that architecture is best understood by experiencing its context and all of its inherent dimensions.
Sources started as a compendium of different materials. The section includes references to texts (books, journals, online archives etc.) which have been useful for my personal research. The respective availability is marked with (HU) or (ENG) to indicate the language of the source.
Overall, I hope to contribute to the availability of material that has been difficult to access due to language and insufficient online open source platforms. For any questions, and suggestions you can write me via Instagram.
Franz Bittenbinder – alleyesonbp.com