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 -
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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