Tower Blocks

See the award-winning photos celebrating Eastern Europe’s mass housing

See the award-winning photos celebrating Eastern Europe’s mass housing

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

A tower block-inspired design studio wants to give you a portable home away from home

A tower block-inspired design studio wants to give you a portable home away from home

Soviet housing is finally getting a smart tech makeover. All hail the ‘Smartovka’

Soviet housing is finally getting a smart tech makeover. All hail the ‘Smartovka’

The calming beauty of architectural minimalism captured on camera

The calming beauty of architectural minimalism captured on camera

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

What next for Eastern Europe’s mass housing heritage? Owen Hatherley on the past and future of the tower block

What next for Eastern Europe’s mass housing heritage? Owen Hatherley on the past and future of the tower block

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

Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: can informal architecture save the city?

Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: can informal architecture save the city?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Almaty's astonishingly intricate patterns

Almaty’s astonishingly intricate patterns

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

1.6 million to be rehoused in huge Moscow demolition project

1.6 million to be rehoused in huge Moscow demolition project

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