This one bellow I like. In particular I appreciate the care towards the green space. Like it can be seen in the second pic in this post, many of these pictures documented the new ensembles right after people could move in, and the works for the public realm around the blocks were not finished. However, sadly, I can tell you that in a lot of cases the public spaces were never properly finished, they were abandoned in that state right after the people moved in. Lawns remained open mud instead of becoming well maintained green surfaces, flowers and other planned embelishments remained on paper, the walking paths remained improvised, public space furniture was not installed or was not cared for after installation... The second pic is the norm and the first was the exception. The spaces quickly degraded and the inhabitants never really got a feeling of "home" in the areas around the blocks, which then contributed to the further degradation through neglect and vandalism, creating a vicious circle.
, Romania, 1965
Ansamblu de locuințe – fragment