Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Brutalism – an architectural style of the XX century that separated from modernism. Architects who work in this style are soft on brutal forms and getting much concrete. There is an opinion that brutalism appeared in the USSR, but it’s wrong. It came from Great Britain and caught on in many countries. But the Soviet Union cherished this style more than others, because it was cheap, functional and monumental. And at the same time – “ethnically faceless” and therefore international!

The most interesting fact that the attitude to brutalism in Russia and post-Soviet countries is controversial. Some believe it to be a manifestation of hardiness, others treat it as a symbol of totalitarian power. MAXIM has collected examples of Soviet brutalism in architecture to show the audience what beauty can be made from dull and grey concrete.

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture

 

11 thoughts on “Impressive Examples of Soviet Brutalism in Architecture”

  1. much as the continent of Australia was seperated from the rest of the world many millions of years ago allowing it to evolve completely unique flora and fauna,
    the Cold War of the 20th Century created a firewall between the Soviet Union and the West allowing Russia to evolve it’s own unique architecture and technology,
    what I find most repugnant about globalisation is travelling the world and seeing everyone wearing the same clothes made in China and eating at McDonalds,
    what makes life interesting and worth living are the differences, the culture, the style, the ethnicities,
    what smothers life is drab uniformity,
    when you look at something you can tell if it Russian, it’s style is iconic, I love this site ; )

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  2. Vot eto Kal germani Berlin, West-Berlin.
    https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobahn%C3%BCberbauung_Schlangenbader_Stra%C3%9Fe

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