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Old December 8th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #222
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The Makedonium monument / museum in Kruševo, Macedonia. One of my favorite buildings / monuments in the whole world. It's even better when you will see it in person.





the surrounding



the interior (also good for Stanley Kubrick movie)



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Old December 9th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #223
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Old December 10th, 2013, 01:44 PM   #225
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GTC shopping center (Gradski Trgovski Centar), built in 1973, the first mall in the Republic of Macedonia.







the interior



a model of the GTC shopping center



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Old December 10th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #226
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The Skopje's Fair complex (i think it's built in the 1980's)



an older photo of one of the halls

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Old December 18th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #227
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Civil Registry Office, Kiev



Ukrainian House (formerly Lenin Museum), Kiev

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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #228
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Very interesting thread. I want to see more pics.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #229
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This great construction! I think this is a very imposing building.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 04:47 PM   #230
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The cultural center in Kočani, Macedonia (built in the early 1970's)





Public pool in Kočani. The photo is from the early 1980's.



Hotel Tourist in Kočani. The photo is from the 1960's.



Mountain resort for children on Ponikva, near the city of Kočani. The photo is from the year of 1982.

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Old December 26th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #231
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Brasilia

Brasilia is the capital of Brazil. It was built in the 50's based on a project from Oscar Niemeyer and ultimately inspired in a communist ideal. Le Corbusier is said to have given inspiration to the design of the city as well.

Residential blocks seen from above - see national Congress near the lake:


Ministries Esplanade


Justice Palace:


Army's Headquarters


Palace of Executive Power
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President's official Home - Alvorada Palace


National Cathedral


National Museum
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Digital Tower


Convention Center


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Niemeyer's stuff is just great, but I doubt it's true socialist architecture. The Palace of Executive Power is a masterpiece.
I like how Brasilia uses a lot of lakes to reflect its beautiful modernist buildings and give them greater emphasis.


That National Congress complex is insane! All those buildings repeating is pretty impressive. The messy antennas on top shoud be removed and the cladding should be replaced to give better impression, though.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 04:19 AM   #233
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Yeah, though Niemeyer was a communist during his whole life his architecture in Brasília is pretty far from socialist architecture. It's a rather eternally modern symbol of progressive/democratic Brazil.

And yes, the Esplanade of Ministries is not in its best shape. Removing the coating on the glasses as to make them transparent again would improve, as would removing the paraphernalia on their top and using fixed brises-soleil rather than movable one (it would be more homogeneous).
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Old December 27th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #234
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The so called Universal hall in Skopje (concert hall, but also used for other happenings), built in the late 1960's.









Soon it will be reconstructed with more modern look.

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Brasilia communist planning?

This is Tolyatti in Russia:


source: static.panoramio.com/photos/original/563039.jpg

Now Brasilia:

source: static.panoramio.com/photos/original/3643439.jpg

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Old December 27th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #236
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I wouldn't say communist, I'd say modernist. Le Corbusier's Athens Charter, defining guidelines for functionalist planning, was follow strictly by Lucio Costa when designing the capital. His contribution lied on creating a monumental axis suited to a capital and humanizing the residential sectors (all buildings on pilotis, six floors maximum and lots of trees).

The overall modern movement had a socialist/communist ideology, trying to use architecture to mold society into a new industrialized society - but nothing strictly political.
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I think modernism should be focused on the beauty of clean lines and minimalist forms, not functionalism.
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But the clean lines and minimalist forms were supposed to be the result of functionalist approach to design. But not always true, even in early Corb or Gropius...
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Skopje, Macedonia. Small commieblock, built in 1952. It's in a very bad shape, needs restoration.



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