Socialist Architecture

Bring socialist modernism home with these miniature, build-your-own tower blocks

Bring socialist modernism home with these miniature, build-your-own tower blocks

Discover the geometric allure of Romania’s socialist-era tile work

Discover the geometric allure of Romania’s socialist-era tile work

Discover the satisfying simplicity of Poland’s housing blocks

Discover the satisfying simplicity of Poland’s housing blocks

Embrace the stark beauty of brutalist-inspired jewellery straight from Belgrade

Embrace the stark beauty of brutalist-inspired jewellery straight from Belgrade

From the sarcastic to the romantic, this account takes a new look at Eastern Europe’s high rises

From the sarcastic to the romantic, this account takes a new look at Eastern Europe’s high rises

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

Photographer capturing Poland's socialist gems scoops iPhone photography prize

Photographer capturing Poland’s socialist gems scoops iPhone photography prize

Radical ideas vs concrete realities: enter the surreal urban world of these dystopian collages

Radical ideas vs concrete realities: enter the surreal urban world of these dystopian collages

Socialist modernist gems from Tirana to Tashkent are under threat. These activists are trying to save them

Socialist modernist gems from Tirana to Tashkent are under threat. These activists are trying to save them

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind

Soviet-era artefacts and capitalist icons: mashups on Instagram that bend your mind

The Calvert Journal and ArchDaily launch new series celebrating socialist architecture

The Calvert Journal and ArchDaily launch new series celebrating socialist architecture

The heavens underground: the Soviet Union’s opulent metro stations, from Belarus to Uzbekistan

The heavens underground: the Soviet Union’s opulent metro stations, from Belarus to Uzbekistan

Tour the Soviet Modernist marvels lining the streets of Lenin’s hometown

Tour the Soviet Modernist marvels lining the streets of Lenin’s hometown