Wednesday, 2 June 2010

new fronts

There was a lot of interest at the Arch Moscow show in how to brighten up the ubiquitous high-rise housing 'types' that can be found right across the country. Whilst most of these were built during Soviet times and are in relatively poor states of repair, it seems that developers are still building the same types now as these are cheap and easy to make, so more profitable.

The picture shows some suggestions by young architects; the face is someone I work with, who enjoyed the joke of a 'non-personality cult' to remind/replace all those images of Soviet (and post-Soviet) leaders.

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