Quite weird urban design was spotted from space on the territory of Russia by Google Earth users. This is the district of Novosibirsk city.
Take a closer look after the jump.
What is so weird about this? It looks lovely to me…but then I live in Turkey, the land of sharp angles…
Circle the wagons at the end of the day, this keeps in the horses and cattle and keeps out the indians
Yes, no one wants their job outsourced to Indians.
Looks like the planners might have been inspired by Ebenezer Howard Garden Cities or, more likely, Le Corbusier’s later thinking on planning.
Does someone has coordinates for Google earth?
Coordinates: 54°55’8.52″N 82°59’17.35″E
You have to admit, although Stalinist architecture was ugly, it got the job done and maximized all possible space. More than you can say for this complex, pretty though it is
Stalinist architecture was a real architecture though. These are concrete boxes, and they usually look really ugly and dirty up-close.
This is NOT stalinist architecture. This is probably post-kchruchev architecture.
It is better to live in such kind of ugly house than nowhere
There is much logic to circle buildings, and they are built everywhere, even in Moscow in 2007, even with its much warmer climate than Novosibirk.
These buildings stop wind. You probably heard that it’s cold in Russia, and it’s even colder in the wind, so buildings are put up in circles, with huge courtyards for children to play and park cars. It’s much more comfortable there, and no snow drifts.
any truth to the story that there are homeless children living in the sewers of Novosibirsk, begging for money and sniffing glue?
Not sewers, but other underground utilities, like water pipes and electricals. How else do you keep warm? It ain’t Orlando where bums can sleep in shorts outside.
Somebody has to explain this blogger the meaning of the word “weird”. He uses it very loosely around here.
maybe he’s been under a rock most of the time.
not weird at all; the design is for the ground to open up and blast ballistic missiles at the enemies of Russia;
here’s the google maps link:
That’s Krasnoobsk, a suburb of agricultural academy. Circles of higher buildings slows down the wind and lower building inside form even more barriers for wind. All institutes of the academy reside in one group of buildings (very bottom of google screenshot) and connected by a gallery so you can go from building to building without get dressed/undressed.
No matter the building era, there are good looking girls/women living in them
What is so strange about it? I like the way it looks.
They wanted to build Olympic logo before 1980. But only one and a half circles were finished.
This circle looks similar to the part of town in Need for Speed: Most Wanted game. ;-)))
No, it’s not Krasnoobsk, it’s Novosibirsk, near the North-east corner. I was there by mistake once (I missed my bus stop and had to go to the end of the line, the round buildings).
Or at least there’s a complex like that in Novosibirsk. And Krasnoobsk is sort of a suburb of Novosibirsk.
Isn’t that a big scientific research development? I saw it about six months ago on Google Earth and checked it out.
They can install rockets underneath and launch it to orbit…would become complete space city without modifications
Can you connect me to Shubina Gardens in Krasnoobsk – web site or email address.
My girlfriend lives here!
If you follow the link for google maps this is clearly a suburb of Tallin…the capital of Estonia!
Also, the picture at the top is not the same complex as the link to google earth in the comments section, this is quite clear. The link is to Tallin, the picture I suppose is Novosibirsk
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