Style & Design

What socialist style can teach us in an age of fast fashion

What socialist style can teach us in an age of fast fashion

Adriatic dreams: the contemporary Croatian architects building a template for modern living

Adriatic dreams: the contemporary Croatian architects building a template for modern living

The Finnish-Russian library that united conservationists beyond borders | Concrete Ideas

The Finnish-Russian library that united conservationists beyond borders | Concrete Ideas

This colossal Soviet-era resort in Tajikistan is the dream late summer escape | Concrete Ideas

This colossal Soviet-era resort in Tajikistan is the dream late summer escape | Concrete Ideas

Tartu’s Snail Tower is a spiral-shaped postmodern tribute to eternity | Concrete Ideas

Tartu’s Snail Tower is a spiral-shaped postmodern tribute to eternity | Concrete Ideas

From Soviet monumentalism to mosques, take a peek inside the first architectural guide to Chechnya and the North Caucasus

From Soviet monumentalism to mosques, take a peek inside the first architectural guide to Chechnya and the North Caucasus

Illusions in concrete: the Polish buildings that promised utopia

Illusions in concrete: the Polish buildings that promised utopia

Tashkent’s Chorsu Bazaar blends Islamic architecture with 20th-century modernism | Concrete Ideas

Tashkent’s Chorsu Bazaar blends Islamic architecture with 20th-century modernism | Concrete Ideas

In a series of merged portraits, Uzbek designer J.Kim celebrates our shared connections

In a series of merged portraits, Uzbek designer J.Kim celebrates our shared connections

Almaty’s Arman Cinema is an ode to modernist architecture in turbulent times | Concrete Ideas

Almaty’s Arman Cinema is an ode to modernist architecture in turbulent times | Concrete Ideas

New East women: stories of resilience, celebration, and solidarity

New East women: stories of resilience, celebration, and solidarity

How a handcarved Tajik teahouse landed in the heart of the United States

How a handcarved Tajik teahouse landed in the heart of the United States

The Hungarian Pavilion offers alternative futures for 12 endangered socialist modernist masterpieces

The Hungarian Pavilion offers alternative futures for 12 endangered socialist modernist masterpieces

The story behind Kyiv’s Flowers of Ukraine, the modernist greenhouse that miraculously escaped demolition | Concrete ideas

The story behind Kyiv’s Flowers of Ukraine, the modernist greenhouse that miraculously escaped demolition | Concrete ideas

A Slovenian design collection takes its inspiration from an 18th century novel to reflect on self-isolation

A Slovenian design collection takes its inspiration from an 18th century novel to reflect on self-isolation

Letter from Zlín: the Czech town where capitalism and constructivism co-exist

Letter from Zlín: the Czech town where capitalism and constructivism co-exist

Concrete landscapes of the Far North: a rare view of Siberia’s Soviet architecture

Concrete landscapes of the Far North: a rare view of Siberia’s Soviet architecture

Ukrainian flight attendants are ditching high heels and skirts for statement suits and Nike Airs

Ukrainian flight attendants are ditching high heels and skirts for statement suits and Nike Airs

The twisted fate of Bishkek’s treasured UFO-like Soviet-era circus | Concrete Ideas

The twisted fate of Bishkek’s treasured UFO-like Soviet-era circus | Concrete Ideas

Built in a Polish nature reserve, this minimalist house blends into its natural home

Built in a Polish nature reserve, this minimalist house blends into its natural home