How Hungarians Structure Apartments:
– Apartment buildings are built above stores. The doors for these apartment buildings are nestled in between storefronts. Their grays, blacks and browns cause the doors to disappear between shiny groceries and bright cafes. In order to reach the actual apartment doors, you have to enter the building, and climb up stairs to emerge onto a floor’s balcony. The floors’ balconies encircle a courtyard, and around the balconies are the apartment doors. It’s unnerving to consider the thin metal that provides us with an entrance and exit for our apartment. The guardrail looks sturdy enough, but I won’t be crashing into it simply for a test run.
– Appear to have the innate ability to break down at any point…. good luck
Architecture Making us Feel Small
– Hungarians love ridiculously high ceilings. Our apartment has an extra 1/3 height that will never be used.
– They’re also partial to doors that are not only tall, but heavy. Even the bathroom doors at McDaniel Budapest are skyscrapers. I spent nearly a full minute staring at the bathroom door the first time I saw it because I had to be sure it was actually the one I wanted.