These Hungarian Cube Houses Are Mind Blowing

The Hungarian Cube (Magyar kocka) or Kádár-kocka (Kadar Cube) is named after János Kádár, the Communist leader of Hungary between 1956 and 1988. It's a standardized type of residential house built in Hungary after WWII. There are still tens of thousands of them left, and people have personalized them in gorgeous ways.

Hungarian cubes usually have a floor area of 872 sq ft (81 sqm, 9x9 m) or 1076 sq ft (100 sqm, 10x10 m). Ornamental or geometric decorations on facades were the only way to customize them. Some of the finest examples were photographed by Katharina Roters, and published in her book Hungarian Cubes, which will be published on July 15 in the United States, but available from European online booksellers.

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Here are some of the finest examples of Kádár Cubes and countryside longhouses in Hungary.

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Székelyszabar

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Boldogasszonyfa

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Pannonhalma

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Kiskassa

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Marócsa

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Kaposvár

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Ácsteszér

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Somlószőlős

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Cégénydanyád

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Sajólád

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Other villages

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The photos are from Zeit, Majestic Plumage and getaddictedto.

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DISCUSSION

Be interesting to see a similar photo series on eccentrically individuated houses in Levittown suburbs.