Hungarian photographer Balint Alovits shows a different side to Budapest in his series Time Machine, stepping inside the city’s underexplored Bauhaus-style architecture to reveal stunning staircases normally hidden from view.
A dizzying and fascinating photographic journey, in contrast, which testifies to the architectural diversity of the pearl of the Danube. Varied colors and curves reproduce themselves with infinite style.
Bauhaus style was an important architectural movement in the Hungarian capital between 1930 and 1948. As the city expanded, districts to the north such as Újlipotváros were transformed from industrial wastelands into residential idylls, their architects inspired by modern European trends.
By isolating the stairwells, Alovits has abstracted them. ‘Looking at these spiral forms from a different perspective evokes the idea of an infinite vortex that feels out of this world,’ he says. ‘Flip a switch in your mind and you’re staring into a time portal straight out of a sci-fi movie.’