55 LOVES architecture, especially Brutalism. So when we heard of the BLOKOSHKA Eastern Block Estate, you cannot imagine our excitement!!
Poznań-based creative design studio Zupagrafika has created this incredible brutalist architecture set, inspired by the post-war industrial eastern European cities. The four build-it-yourself creations are printed on recycled cardboard and fit inside each other when assembled.
The creator of this set had to say. “Blokoshka is a playful tour inside the ‘sleeping districts’ of Moscow, Plattenbau constructions of East Berlin, Warsaw estates built over the ruins of old ghetto, and the panelak blocks in Prague,”
The designs are inspired by the prefabricated technologies employed throughout the 1950s and 1980s to provide easily assembled and affordable housing for the masses. A method that should be reinvented for todays social housing needs!
Zupagrafika was founded in 2012 by David Navarro, with the studio creating a number of paper cut-outs inspired by modernist architecture, including series on brutalist buildings in London, Katowice and Warsaw.
Exciting times Brutalist fans!
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