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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:19 PM   #141
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These actually look like art-deco to me. Were they strictly communist buildings ?
Romania's communist buildings have far more traces of art deco in them than other countries I've seen. Traces, though.

BTW That orange/red one looks amazing now
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 08:04 AM   #142
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How did they add balconies to that building ? They probably couldn't just screw them into the concrete
Either way, it was probably one of the most expensive modernisations, with all the elevator shafts and panel works.

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Romania's communist buildings have far more traces of art deco in them than other countries I've seen. Traces, though.

BTW That orange/red one looks amazing now
Well, they look a lot better than any other communist buildings, that's for sure. Poland's housing problem led to mass production of prefabs, which eventually led to a crysis, because the technology was really bad and production only caused losses.

As for the orange building, it is really amazing; you can see a green version behind it. There is also a blue and a different version of green (if I remember correctly). As for today, work is commencing on yet another one, and it will most likely get a different color setup, with the same style.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 05:39 AM   #143
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Old July 19th, 2013, 08:56 AM   #144
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Nice post... 

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Old July 19th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #145
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Old July 19th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #146
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Quoting one post of some more renovations from my my city:

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To już blok w innej części miasta:





A po drugiej stronie ulicy:



Ogólnie jednak patrząc na ogół termomodernizacji można dojśc do smutnego wniosku, że to kilka rodzynków pośród morza g***a.
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Rozwiązanie zrolowane m.in z Niemiec i Holandii. Na wielką płytę mam inne rozwiązanie, o wiele prostsze które w szczególności powinno być zastosowane dla bloków w centrum Warszawy. Poniżej Hotel Atos i Portos w Warszawie






Wcześnie wyglądało to tak:



Można ? Można !
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Old July 27th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #147
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Amazing what a well coordinated paint job and new windows will do. Looks to me like a lot of those commieblocks were actually well designed. I am sure some of the Soviet era architects were extremely talented, and, managed in little ways to sneak their brilliance past central planning.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #148
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Some renewals from Bulgaria:

SOFIA:

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DOBRICH:

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BLAGOEVGRAD:

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Sorry for the big pictures
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Old July 31st, 2013, 04:03 AM   #149
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Wow, those look great now. It's crazy how mismatching windows and worn concrete can damage a building's appearance. The more renovations done on these things, the better.

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Old July 31st, 2013, 10:40 AM   #150
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Another renovated from Sofia. The photo is from my window. I have no photo before, but you can see the difference between renovated and non-renovated parts, although white is not the best color, but live looks better...

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Old July 31st, 2013, 10:50 AM   #151
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Looks to me like a lot of those commieblocks were actually well designed. I am sure some of the Soviet era architects were extremely talented, and, managed in little ways to sneak their brilliance past central planning.
You know, there is no big science or talent involved in designing a box and putting them more-less randomly over the vast area of empty space.
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Again BLAGOEVGRAD

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Old July 31st, 2013, 01:31 PM   #153
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 04:20 PM   #154
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Not really, the choice of colors is rather bad and this illegal changes made by the inhabitants are preserved making it look less like a 3 world ghetto but just weird, especially since now it looks as if it was designed this way with pretty much every window in different size and shape

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Wow, those look great now. It's crazy how mismatching windows and worn concrete can damage a building's appearance. The more renovations done on these things, the better.
Oh my god, what an improvement
this renovations are nice indeed but the original design was altered to some extend eg. tiny balconies were removed and originally there was no paint but if it was it could look like that.
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Many old residential commieblocks in Baku, in Azerbaijan (a former Soviet country), have been renovated, and I have noticed that some of them have had their facades changed to make them look "historic".
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 09:28 PM   #156
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Not really, the choice of colors is rather bad and this illegal changes made by the inhabitants are preserved making it look less like a 3 world ghetto but just weird, especially since now it looks as if it was designed this way with pretty much every window in different size and shape
At least we can say it looks better than before

By the way, does anybody have any old/historic photos of these types of blocks when they were being built, or when they were brand new? It would be interesting to see how good they looked when they were first built.
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Medical Center in Moscow gets some colour.


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Old August 4th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #158
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Many old residential commieblocks in Baku, in Azerbaijan (a former Soviet country), have been renovated, and I have noticed that some of them have had their facades changed to make them look "historic".
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At least we can say it looks better than before

By the way, does anybody have any old/historic photos of these types of blocks when they were being built, or when they were brand new? It would be interesting to see how good they looked when they were first built.
If you ask about the bulgarian comies - yes, there are many photos in the net of them from 70's and 80's when they were brand new. If you want i'll post some

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Old August 4th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #160
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Please do!

Also, those are some pretty huge renovations in Azerbaijan. One wouldn't be able to tell they were once socialist blocks. I'm also surprised that they don't look that kitsch, either, which is a surprise for a 'classical' attempt at appearance.
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