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Old November 20th, 2011, 01:12 AM   #81
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Old November 20th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #82
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Soviet skyscrapers. Really nice















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Old November 20th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #83
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And this is something really untypical for the USSR- two-storey flats in semi-detached houses with gardens. There must be something wrong with communism









40 such blocks in Vilnius. Also built of monolithic reinforced concrete.







This one is not painted and the "monolith" material is clearly seen.


Another type of a house with a garden.





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Old November 20th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #84
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I really love such material, because it has a lot of oportunities. Almost every building is different- very untypical for socialist block buildings
And this is not blocks. It is monolithic.
P.S. Some pieces really remind me of older art deco skyscrapers somewhere in New York.

Look



It lacks only decorations, sculptures, hence is more functionalist and more progressive
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Old November 20th, 2011, 02:24 AM   #85
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And here are some examples from Kaunas.
Look at the shape, look at all that little details! (true. some of them need just to be repainted )













Bauhaus versus Materialstil.







Listen to Pink Floyd, King Crimson or some modern space rock band and enjoy these prehistoric beasts.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 03:09 AM   #86
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To break up the flow of fugly concrete monstrosities, here are a few interesting examples of late socialist architecture from a rather unusual place: Korten. It's a small village of some 1,781 inhabitants (Korteneans!), near the town of Nova Zagora in eastern Bulgaria.

The Youth House, the village of Korten, Bulgaria, ca. mid-80s.
Definitely hase a Richard Meier taste to it, no?









And its less-than-glossy state nowadays:



And from the same little village comes another intriguing piece of late socialist architecture, with a pronounced American flavour. This building could easily be a school somewhere in the Midwest U.S.

The Town Hall of the village of Korten, Bulgaria, ca. the 80s.














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Old November 22nd, 2011, 06:25 PM   #87
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Leipzig Opera. During an air raid in the night of December 3, 1943, the theater was destroyed. Construction of the modern opera house began in 1956. The theatre was inaugurated on October 8, 1960.



Leipzig Gewandhaus. Also destroyed in WWII. This one opened in October 1981.



Ringcafé Leipzig, built 1953:

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Old November 30th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #88
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Kyiv architecture of the Soviet period

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Old November 30th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #89
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Ahhhh I love socialist-realism!!!
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Old November 30th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #90
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To break up the flow of fugly concrete monstrosities, here are a few interesting examples of late socialist architecture from a rather unusual place: Korten. It's a small village of some 1,781 inhabitants (Korteneans!), near the town of Nova Zagora in eastern Bulgaria.
It reminds me more of interwar funccionalism that post-modernism - but that is not a bad thing, because interwar architecture is my favourite
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Old December 1st, 2011, 01:10 PM   #91
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Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lithuanian Seimas.
Designed in the 70s, built 1981.




Accidentaly slightly reminds Boston Town Hall, huh?

Socrealism National library building.


And an attribute of democracy



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Moscow




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Old December 1st, 2011, 01:49 PM   #93
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Vilnius.

This building from the 70s is built on the curved slope of the hill. It may look like a 3-storey building but actually it is 9-storey with some underground levels



Those soviet women

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The former HQ of the Bulgarian Communist Party in Sofia

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Old December 2nd, 2011, 11:54 AM   #95
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Here is a really nice example from Vilnius





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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:13 PM   #96
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have you been to other bigger European cities?
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Exelente recopilacion, I like it
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This crap has destroyed the urban realm across the World.
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The former HQ of the Bulgarian Communist Party in Sofia
Why doesnt my city have socialist buildings like this

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Why doesnt my city have socialist buildings like this
This building is indeed a good example of socialist architecture, but don't worry we have our fair share of socialist monstrosities.

Here are some more shots of the complex which also includes. The Council of Ministers, the Presidency, Hotel Sheraton Balkan and TZUM (department store)

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