Constructivism

Author: Dmitry Paranyushkin (on 20 Jul 2015)

#constructivism - Constructivist architecture flourished in the 1920s and early 1930s in the Soviet Union combining advanced technology and communism-inspired social purpose. Originally growing from the Futurist movement, Constructivism tried to apply three-dimensional cubist vision to wholly abstract non-objective constructions with a kinetic movement. In other words, it was an implementation of utopian aesthetics to a practical socialist cause. Setting in motion preconceived notions about collective life through avant-garde architecture.

Communal House of the Textile Institute, architect I.S. Nikolaev, 1930 photo by Sergey Norin - flickr.com/photos/5nap/10541153056
 
PS
in Moscow you can find Narkomfin house on 25, Novinsky Boulevard, for more constructivist architecture head to Ekaterinburg, which has many buildings left from the 30s (page 648 of our book).


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