Tower Blocks

'Constructivism 2.0': chief Moscow architect pledges to protect Soviet style

‘Constructivism 2.0’: chief Moscow architect pledges to protect Soviet style

1.6 million to be rehoused in huge Moscow demolition project

1.6 million to be rehoused in huge Moscow demolition project

A tale of two cities: Ryan Koopmans photographs the old and new capitals of Kazakhstan

A tale of two cities: Ryan Koopmans photographs the old and new capitals of Kazakhstan

Almaty's astonishingly intricate patterns

Almaty’s astonishingly intricate patterns

Block party: meet the people who live among the brutalist edifices of New Belgrade

Block party: meet the people who live among the brutalist edifices of New Belgrade

Capital punishment: can Minsk move beyond its post-Soviet architectural malaise?

Capital punishment: can Minsk move beyond its post-Soviet architectural malaise?

Concrete satire: before High-Rise, these filmmakers brought social critique to the screen

Concrete satire: before High-Rise, these filmmakers brought social critique to the screen

Follow of the week: unexpected sides of St Petersburg by photographer Anton Vaganov

Follow of the week: unexpected sides of St Petersburg by photographer Anton Vaganov

Kirill Savchenkov: the Russian artist exploring existence in the post-Soviet city

Kirill Savchenkov: the Russian artist exploring existence in the post-Soviet city

Know your tower block: Russia or not? Take the test

Know your tower block: Russia or not? Take the test

Photo of the week: a vertigo-inducing view from above Poznań's smog

Photo of the week: a vertigo-inducing view from above Poznań‘s smog

Post-Soviet photography: a film on visual culture in the New East

Post-Soviet photography: a film on visual culture in the New East

Radical suburbs: Owen Hatherley on the secret history of Moscow's mass housing experiment

Radical suburbs: Owen Hatherley on the secret history of Moscow’s mass housing experiment

Strange lands: how western pop videos can't get enough of the ‘exotic’ new east

Strange lands: how western pop videos can’t get enough of the ‘exotic’ new east

Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: can informal architecture save the city?

Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: can informal architecture save the city?

The allure of the tower block: what keeps us coming back to images of post-Soviet mundanity?

The allure of the tower block: what keeps us coming back to images of post-Soviet mundanity?

This new video game lets you do nothing in particular in a suburban Russian tower block

This new video game lets you do nothing in particular in a suburban Russian tower block

Traces of fantasy: the trauma and dynamism of Romania's urban transformation

Traces of fantasy: the trauma and dynamism of Romania’s urban transformation