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    Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin 6 - TheCoolist - The Modern Design Lifestyle Magazine

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    Celebrating soviet architecture / @archdigest | AD goes inside Frédéric Chaubin's fascinating new book, Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed | The Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (1987) in St. Petersburg, by S. Savin and B. Artiushin | #sovieticarquitectura

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    Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, Saint Petersburg (foto de Frédéric Chaubin)

  • rhonda ashby

    Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics in St. Petersburg. photographer Frédéric Chaubin for inclusion in his 2011 book, 'CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed,' featuring shots of fascinating and unconventional buildings built during the final two decades prior to the collapse of the U.S.S.R.

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SOVIET BRUTALIST BUILDINGS, 1970-1990, BY FRÉDÉRIC CHAUBIN

Soviet Brutalist Buildings, 1970-1990All images from Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed - Frédéric Chaubin

'Contrary to the 1920s and 1950s, no “school” or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union...This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.'

They just loved concrete. Soviet Brutalist Buildings, 1970-1990, by Frédéric Chaubin

Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics in St. Petersburg/retro_futurism: ЦНИИ Робототехники и Технической Кибернетики, СПБ, 1973

The amazing Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia, built in late 19th century in a medieval Russian style.

Singer building - St Petersburg, Russia. Built in the late 19th Century by the American Singer Sewing Machine Company, this building was put to official use by the Soviet Government after the Revolution. Fortunately the building has survived almost totally intact as it is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau commercial architecture.

Soviet Brutalist Buildings - Retronaut