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Old January 13th, 2014, 01:55 AM   #241
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Skopje, Macedonia. Small commieblock, built in 1952. It's in a very bad shape, needs restoration.



Some countries were lucky, commie blocks with taste.
In Romania most commie blocks are just simple rectangular or cubic parallelepipeds, most were grey or white. So no imagination here.
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Old January 13th, 2014, 02:16 AM   #242
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Not necessarily, in Constanta there are quite a lot that are not rectangle. But they suffer the same problem that most socialist blocks have: uneven windows.

There are a lot like the ones in the background in this photo:
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Old January 15th, 2014, 02:25 AM   #243
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True, but Constanta had the advantage that it was and is also a tourist destination. But for example in Ploiesti I dont't know if there are more than 5% commie blocks with a little architecture in them, in terms of design. Only the ones in the main roundabouts come in mind, and thats mainly because they're curved. Or maybe the privately built buildings (it was possible in commie times to build like this, a number of families would form their own association and build it on their expenses and by their plans), these are mainly blocks of 2 to 4 floors, and as I know at least all of them have underground parking.

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Old January 30th, 2014, 06:46 AM   #244
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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:26 AM   #245
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Very interesting.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 04:23 AM   #246
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Mid-Century Modernism in Bulgaria





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Old March 1st, 2014, 02:39 PM   #247
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 01:30 PM   #248
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this is nice piece of information.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 05:53 AM   #249
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Ex Museum of Enver Hoxha (Communist Dictator of Albania) called also as Pyramid in Tirana









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What do you mean by reconstructed? Are they renovating it or reconstructing something with a different design?

The design should be preserved because it's a nice example of 80s era architecture and it's an iconic building in Tirana. It's current abandoned state is horrible.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 06:08 AM   #251
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Palace of Congresses of Tirana also constructed during Socialism










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Old March 5th, 2014, 06:19 AM   #252
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What do you mean by reconstructed? Are they renovating it or reconstructing something with a different design?

The design should be preserved because it's a nice example of 80s era architecture and it's an iconic building in Tirana. It's current abandoned state is horrible.
Yeah ... is true the actual state is horrible because the old government wanted to demolish it and to construct the new parliament building on the same place , but fortunately with the new government is expected to be renovated and to be reconstructed (reconstruct in the sense of how will be used these public space of Tirana) .

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Old March 14th, 2014, 09:48 PM   #253
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Old March 15th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #254
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Both of the buildings in the second pic actually still stand, they've just been rebuilt to accommodate apartments and a hotel. See here http://goo.gl/hGxUzs
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I see. Their facade was altered, anyway, so it's almost the same thing...
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Old March 18th, 2014, 06:19 AM   #256
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Bazinul Olimpic, Bacau Romania

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Bazinul olimpic Bacău 2001 by sludgegulper, on Flickr

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It has since ungergone a renovation, but I don't like the blue window frames.



Sala Sporturilo, Bacau Romania

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(National) Socialist architecture, Germany

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Palace of Parliament, Bucharest
that is one gorgeous building… btw if not mistaken that is one of the largest building in the world.
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